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You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.

The public do not know enough to be experts, but know enough to decide between them.
Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
We are all alike, on the inside.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty --the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
By asking for the impossible we obtain the best possible.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.
It's important to me that money not be important to me.
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Forgive those who have hurt you.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.
Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
When I was a child of seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys for children; and, being charmed with the sound of a whistle, that I met by the way in the hands of another boy, I voluntarily offered and gave all my money for one. I then came home, and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth; put me in mind what good things I might have bought with the rest of the money; and laughed at me so much for my folly, that I cried with vexation; and the reflection gave me more chagrin than the whistle gave me pleasure. This however was afterwards of use to me, the impression continuing on my mind; so that often, when I was tempted to buy some unnecessary thing, I said to myself, Dont give too much for the whistle; and I saved my money.
Rich widows are the only secondhand goods that sell at first-class prices.
Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
He that rises late must trot all day.
When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
The things which hurt, instruct.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
An old young man, will be a young old man.
If you wouldn't live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.
They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.
The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe just so you're sincere.
I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.
Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.
Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs.
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained -- who can say this is not greatness?
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it.
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! -- what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
There are no gains without pains.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Well done, is better than well said.
Nothing preaches better than the act.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
There seem to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry.
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
And say my glory was I had such friends.
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.
Some people would rather get even instead of get ahead.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
What is to give light must endure the burning.
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others.
Try and forget our cares and sickness, and contribute, as we can to the happiness of each other.
He that undervalues himself will undervalue others, and he that undervalues others will oppress them.
Our minds should not be empty because if they are not preoccupied by good, evil will break in upon them.
No one will persist long in helping someone who will not help themselves.
If what happens does not make us richer, we must welcome it if it makes us wiser.
Lord, let me live until I die.
The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.
Weave in faith and God will find the thread.
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
Six feet of earth make all men equal.
You cannot be lost on a road that is straight.
Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change.
For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace? If they have not, there is something wrong with them -- so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right.
Before the tongue can speak, it must have lost the power to wound.
The purpose of problems is to push you toward obedience to God's laws, which are exact and cannot be changed. We have the free will to obey them or disobey them. Obedience will bring harmony, disobedience will bring you more problems.
No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.
Do not suppress it-that would hurt you inside. Do not express it-this would not only hurt you inside, it would cause ripples in your surroundings. What you do is transform it.
Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way: purposeless, passionless, day after day.
The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.
People see themselves as the center of the universe and judge everything as it relates to them.
I've met a few people who had to change their jobs in order to change their lives, but I've met many more people who merely had to change their motive to service in order to change their lives.
We are all cells in the same body of humanity.

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