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Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.

It takes two flints to make a fire.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Anger cannot be dishonest.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat.
Go ahead, make my day.
The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
Man?s power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.
You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
It is your own convictions which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don't find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast which is what I tried to do.
He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.
Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Do not do what you would undo if caught.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. [The Savior's Manual]
Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
The great seal of truth is simplicity.
It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
Truth never hurts the teller.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
What is a friend? I will tell you it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
What makes vanity so insufferable to us, is that it hurts our own.
The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off.
A mother understands what a child does not say.
God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
We must love one another or die.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart -- a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water -- I accept with joy.
Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.
There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
I hate ingratitude more in a person; than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, or, any taint of vice whose strong corruption inhabits our frail blood. [Twelfth Night]
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.
It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
Without humility there can be no humanity.
They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud.
One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.
Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
Too much humility is pride.
Too humble is half proud.
A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.
In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.
Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated.
The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
Pleasure that is obtained by unreasonable and unsuitable cost, must always end in pain.
Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
Even Pain pricks to livelier living.
Pain was their body's way of telling them that they'd pushed themselves to their limits -- which was exactly where they were supposed to be.
Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
Through our sunless lanes creeps Poverty with her hungry eyes, and Sin with his sodden face follows close behind her. Misery wakes us in the morning and Shame sits with us at night.
There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the body. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People.
Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.
Nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner.
The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion.
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.
None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect -- simply a confession of failures.
The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it. The systems that fail are those that rely on the permanency of human nature, and not on its growth and development. The error of Louis XIV was that he thought human nature would always be the same. The result of his error was the French Revolution. It was an admirable result.
One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, none knew so well as I: for he who lives more lives than one more deaths than one must die.
For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much -- if he lives and uses that in hand day by day -- shall be full to running over.
You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
The present generation, wearied by its chimerical efforts, relapses into complete indolence. Its condition is that of a man who has only fallen asleep towards morning: first of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!
Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty --excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable --should persist after the beauty was gone.
All forms of beauty, like all possible phenomena, contain an element of the eternal and an element of the transitory -- of the absolute and of the particular. Absolute and eternal beauty does not exist, or rather it is only an abstraction creamed from the general surface of different beauties. The particular element in each manifestation comes from the emotions: and just as we have our own particular emotions, so we have our own beauty.
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
The beauty seen, is partly in him who sees it.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the dear deceit of beauty.
Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.

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