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To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -- avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
No revenge is so heroic than that which torments envy by doing good.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
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.
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.
Learn to reject friendship, or rather the dream of friendship. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art, or life (like aesthetic joys). I must refuse it in order to be worthy to receive it
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go. I will counsel you with my eye upon you. [Psalm 25:12]
Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.
Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct.
Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.

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