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I do not have what I own, nor do I have what I do. I only have what I am.

Out of limitations, new forms emerge
So free we seem, so fettered we are!
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing
To do nothing evil is good; to wish nothing evil is better.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get Up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.
From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Nothing begins, and nothing ends, That is not paid with moan; For we are born in others pain And perish in our own.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life.
There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
I wasted time, and now time doth waste me.
Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
Things without remedy, should be without regard; what is done, is done.
Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
To create a little flower is the labor of ages.
No one is promiscuous in his way of dying. A man who has decided to hang himself will never jump in front of a train.
The only thing grief has taught me is to know how shallow it is.
Sorrow makes us children again.
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
sometimes you don't know you've crossed the line until you're on the other side and can't go back.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won t.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
The first thing we do, lets kill the lawyers. [Henry Iv]
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first.
To change and change for the better are two different things
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell em, Certainly I can! -- and get busy and find out how to do it.
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -- and sings the tunes without the words -- and never stops at all.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.
True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.
Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
I have had, and may have still, a thousand friends, as they are called, in life, who are like one's partners in the waltz of this world --not much remembered when the ball is over.
Fame is the thirst of youth.
The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
The heart is forever inexperienced.
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
All farewells should be sudden, when forever.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.
The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them that I have the heart of a small boy -- and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
I never forgive, but I always forget.

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