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There is convincing evidence that the search for solitude is not a luxury but a biological need. Just as humans posses a herding instinct that keeps us close to others most of the time, we also have a conflicting drive to seek out solitude. If the distance between ourselves and others becomes too great, we experience isolation and alienation, yet if the proximity to others becomes too close, we feel smothered and trapped.

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow.
The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Courage comes from wanting to do it well. Security comes from knowing you can do it well. Confidence comes from having done it well.
The nearest to perfection that most people come is when filling out an employment application.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared.
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
The real truth is that while He came to preach the gospel, His chief object in coming was that there might be a gospel to preach.
We have a presidential election coming up. And I think the big problem, of course, is that someone will win.
About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..
I believe that good things come to those who work.
I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
God gave burdens, also shoulders.
If I have seen further... it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
It's tough trying to keep your feet on the ground, your head above the clouds, your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel, your finger on the pulse, your eye on the ball and your ear to the ground.
It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. [Colossians 4:6]
When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself.
Success is peace of mind, a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming, and not just in a physical way: seek ye first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be yours as well.
January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps -- but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience -- well, that comes from poor judgment.
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.

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