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Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy.

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.
In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.
We may remark in passing that to be blind and beloved may, in this world where nothing is perfect, be among the most strangely exquisite forms of happiness. The supreme happiness in life is the assurance of being loved; of being loved for oneself, even in spite of oneself; and this assurance the blind man possesses. In his affliction, to be served is to be caressed. Does he lack anything? no. Possessing love he is not deprived of light. A love, moreover, that is wholly pure. There can be no blindness where there is this certainty.
It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.
Let your children go if you want to keep them.
Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Things don't change, but by and by our wishes change.
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places.
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head.
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found -- not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.
To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Never ask the Gods for life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.
The peace makers shall be called the children of God.
The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
A good conscience is a continual feast.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others, but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things.
Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.
God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure.
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.
Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.
I tell the truth, not as much as I would like to, but as much as I dare. I dare more and more as I grow older.
Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being.
It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.
People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
I want death to find me planting my cabbage
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Men exist for the sake of one another.
I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence.
We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.
Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
I know what I am fleeing from, but not what I am in search of.
All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded. You must never regret what might have been. The past that did not happen is as hidden from us as the future we cannot see.
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
All human beings have failings, all human beings have needs and temptations and stresses. Men and women who live together through long years get to know one another's failings; but they also come to know what is worthy of respect and admiration in those they live with and in themselves. If at the end one can say, This man used to the limit the powers that God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task, then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.
Some defeats are only installments to victory.
If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win
Failure is good. It's fertilizer. Everything I've learned about coaching, I've learned from making mistakes.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win.
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
Accept failure as a normal part of living. View it as part of the process of exploring your world; make a note of its lessons and move on.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that? Come up with a smiling face, It's nothing against you to fall down flat/ But to lie there-that's a disgrace.
Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.
Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don't despair.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things -- and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning -- all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything -- they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.
Times change, and we change with them.
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
Those who trust us educate us.
Who is not attracted by bright and pleasant children, to prattle, to creep, and to play with them?
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities.
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
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.
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody -- it saves so much trouble.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
I would rather be guilty of talking over a person's head than behind his back.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!
When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
The way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
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.
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.

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