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Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
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.
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
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.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

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