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The silent dog is the first to bite.

He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
What she doesn't say is just as important as what she does say -- but there's so much more of it. I think from now on I'm going to stick to what she actually does say because I don't have that kind of time.
Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.
Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.
Silence implies consent.
The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
The Pause; that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, however so felicitous, could accomplish it.
But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids -- and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist --a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist --only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression.
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.
The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced.
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself.
A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn
Humans are amphibians -- half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
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.
What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.
All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.
We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
Nothing is lasting but change; nothing perpetual but death.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Don't foul, don't flinch. Hit the line hard.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace.
No man who is not willing to bear arms and to fight for his rights can give a good reason why he should be entitled to the privilege of living in a free community.
Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you'll know you're dead.
Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it'll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you're gonna win if you just hang in.
More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
Its easy to be an angel when you are in heaven.
The words of the world want to make sentences.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Most people would rather die than think: many do.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
Our last garment is made without pockets.
Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
Life is a dream walking death is a going home.
Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
We come and cry and that is life, we cry and go and that is death.
Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called Living is conquered at last.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
I honestly believed I would make it. I had the desire. A lot of people have the ability, but they don't put forth the effort.
If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.
In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.
When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine.
Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.
Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born --a hundred million years --and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes.
To fear death is to misunderstand life.
Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.
The terrible thing about terrorism is that ultimately it destroys those who practice it. Slowly but surely, as they try to extinguish life in others, the light within them dies.
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.
I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.
I'm not here for your amusement. You're here for mine.
It's nice to be a part of history but people should get it right. I may not be perfect, but I'm bloody close.
My reputation is a media creation.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end
The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.
Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.
It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask.
We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
Be good and you will be lonely.
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
I love men, not for what unites them, but for what divides them, and I want to know most of all what gnaws at their hearts.
Of my friends I am the only one left.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other.
Tennessee Williams said if he got rid of his demons, he would lose his angels.

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