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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.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men's weaknesses.
He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds.
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -- torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also.
Fear secretes acids; but love and trust are sweet juices.
Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers.
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
An unexamined life is not worth living.
Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so.
The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.
The hatred of relatives is the most violent.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
The principal part of faith is patience.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've obviously never been in bed with a mosquito.
Use your youth so that you may have comfort to remember it when it has forsaken you, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.
Oppression is more easily endured than insult.
How much easier is it to be generous than just.
The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many.
I've studied now Philosophy and Jurisprudence, Medicine -- and even, alas! Theology -- from end to end with labor keen; and here, poor fool with all my lore I stand, no wiser than before.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
It is not well to make great changes in old age.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
The child is the father of the man.
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.
Instead of loving your enemies -- treat your friends a little better.
Nothing is wonderful when you get used to it.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city.
If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.
Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas.
In making our decisions, we must use the brains that God has given us. But we must also use our hearts which He also gave us. A man who has not learned to say, No --who is not resolved that he will take God's way, in spite of every dog that can bay or bark at him, in spite of every silvery choice that woos him aside--will be a weak and a wretched man till he dies.
I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason, nobody has heard me laugh.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
By a lie, a man...annihilates his dignity as a man.
Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.
Victory; a matter of staying power.
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Live truth instead of professing it.
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.
Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
The man who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
The man who has no more problems to solve, is out of the game.
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?
Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
Your neighbor is the man who needs you.
A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Life in abundance comes only through great love.
Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.
He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work.
Habit is a form of exercise
Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.
Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
What we call public opinion is generally public sentiment.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
Amusement to an observing mind is study.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
There is no education like adversity.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well.
I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive. Why should it exaggerate? There is that which should be destroyed and that which should be simply illuminated and studied. How great is the force of benevolent and searching examination! We must not resort to the flame where only light is required.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
It is not enough for us to prostrate ourselves under the tree which is Creation, and to contemplate its tremendous branches filled with stars. We have a duty to perform, to work upon the human soul, to defend the mystery against the miracle, to worship the incomprehensible while rejecting the absurd; to accept, in the inexplicable, only what is necessary; to dispel the superstitions that surround religion --to rid God of His Maggots.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
YOU WILL ONLY BECOME WHAT YOU ARE BECOMING RIGHT NOW. Though you cannot go back and make a brand new start, my friend, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.
Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives.
I do not have what I own, nor do I have what I do. I only have what I am.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.

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