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The best things in life aren't things.

We will either find a way, or make one.
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.
One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
The most dangerous people are the ignorant.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.
The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
It's not what your are, it's what you don't become that hurts.
We may seek God by our intellect, but we only can find him with our heart.
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
A winner makes commitment. A loser makes promises.
The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' -the pig was 'committed
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
Don't become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.
Do anything, even the impossible; it may only take a little longer when a miracle is required.
A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
God's delays are not God's denials.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call Failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Good is not good, when better is expected.
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, If you are not willing to move your feet.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn
True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until he's well into his work.
It is better to be faithful than famous.
Faith makes all things possible... love makes all things easy.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are as strange as hell.
Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
It's not the men in my life that counts, it's the life in my men.
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles. Safe on her own nose all the time.
There comes a time when suddenly you realize that laughter is something you remember and that you were the one laughing.
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs.
If you wish to be a leader you will be frustrated, for very few people wish to be led. If you aim to be a servant you will never be frustrated.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
Work is only work if you'd rather be doing something else.
All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out.
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
If one finds the strength to deal with small things, one finds it to deal with the large ones as well.
The heart will break, but broken live on.
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
Some people would rather lose the relationship than the argument.
It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving.
Jesus says, I love you just the way you are. And I love you too much to let you stay the way you are.
Work is a part of life, not the point of it.
Sometimes the answer to prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age.
Age doesn't matter, unless you're cheese.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
The pain we feel When someone leaves our life is in direct proportion to the joy they bring while a part of our life for a few moments. In my life you made me feel as if I truly meant something to someone
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
Nothing arouses more hope than the first four hours of a diet.
Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.
Defeat doesn't finish a man -- quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. Thus a feeling of utter unworthiness can be a source of courage.
The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
The only way to start is to start.
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
Let God's promises shine on your problems.
If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?
It's not what the dream is but what the dream does.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain.
All history is a record of the power of minorities, and of minorities of one.
Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!
Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.
If someone were to pay you $.10 for every kind word you ever spoke and collect $.05 for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
The man who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
Ask God's blessing on your work, but don't ask him to do it for you.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.

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