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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.

The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
When death overtakes us; all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us.
If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them
The stars are constantly shining, but often we do not see them until the dark hours.
It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.
God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed;Give me courage to change things which must be changed;And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.
It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.
The more experiments you make the better.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief.
This is what is sad when one contemplates human life, that so many live out their lives in quiet lostness... they live, as it were, away from themselves and vanish like shadows. Their immortal souls are blown away, and they are not disquieted by the question of its immortality, because they are already disintegrated before they die.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth --look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate.
The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.
Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.
Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
Friendship needs no words...
To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society.
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.
The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves.
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.
The time is always right to do what is right.
What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence. The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother: We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. We will not hate you, but we will not obey your evil laws. We will soon wear you down by pure capacity to suffer.
One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly, and who can say to himself, I shall today be uppermost.
Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.
The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
Trust not too much to an enchanting face.
Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love.
Hope on, and save yourself for prosperous times.
The gates of Hell are open night and day; smooth the descent, and easy is the way: but, to return, and view the cheerful skies; in this, the task and mighty labor lies.
Press no further with hate.
Fortune favors the brave.
Our fate, whatever it is to be, will be overcome by patience under it.
Each man has his appointed day: short and irreparable in the brief life of all, but to extend our fame by our deeds, this is the work of mankind.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
You have endured worse things; God will grant an end even to these.
The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts.
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.
Confine yourself to the present
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
I will listen to anyone's convictions, but pray keep your doubts to yourself.
Doubt can only be removed by action.
It is only in misery that we recognize the hand of God leading good men to good.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.
When one pays a visit it is for the purpose of wasting other people's time, not one's own.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
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.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure if you know how to use it. The gradually declining years are among the sweetest in a man's life, and I maintain that, even when they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasure still.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.
A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
A useless life is an early death.
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
There is no crime of which I do not deem myself capable.
The coward threatens when he is safe.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Wealth lost is something lost, honor lost is something lost: Courage lost all is lost.
Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

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