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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.
I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts.
There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.
We become moral when we are unhappy.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
There is no one who does not exaggerate!
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, Anywhere but here.
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
He who does not mind his belly, will hardly mind anything else.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Dear to us are those who love us... but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.
The years teach us much the days never knew.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
A man's library is a sort of harem.
In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity.
To fill the hour -- that is happiness.
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock should find the time in my face.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.
Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.
Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.
Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
There are only two types of people in the world. Those who make people happy wherever they go and those who make others happy whenever they go.
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
People have to face regrets. Becoming mature means learning to accept what you cannot change, facing unresolved sorrows and learning to love life as it really happens, not as you would have it happen. When someone attaches unkindness to criticism, she's angry. Angry people need to criticize as an outlet for their anger. That's why you must reject unkind criticism. Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish. Life isn't supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss. Life isn't supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it's comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day's not perfect, it's not a failure or a terrible loss. It's just another day.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret.
We rarely repent of having eaten too little.
You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
Life is like playing the violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. So, day by day, and week by week; so month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that process gain strength and symmetry, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it,
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew -
Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
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 begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor.
When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not to others what thou wouldn't not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.
I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.
The hours that we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with success.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving one to another.
You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
He travels best that knows when to return. Middleton For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
Night is a dead monotonous period under a roof; but in the open world it passes lightly, with its stars and dews and perfumes, and the hours are marked by changes in the face of Nature. What seems a kind of temporal death to people choked between walls and curtains, is only a light and living slumber to the man who sleeps afield.
Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
A friend is a present you give to yourself.
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
We live in the world when we love it.
When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.

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