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What you think about when you don't have to think, shows what you really are.

Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortune, but its fears.
There is nothing so dangerous for anyone who has something to hide as conversation! A human being, Hastings, cannot resist the opportunity to reveal himself and express his personality which conversation gives him. Every time he will give himself away.
Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.
Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.
Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
Socialists think profits are a vice; I consider losses the real vice.
Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.
Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
It is true that when we take chances, we stand to lose. But it is also true that we will never win anything if we never even enter the game. Lucky people are aware of the possibility of losing, and indeed they may lose often. But since the chances they take are small, the losses tend to be small. By being willing to accept small losses, they put themselves in position to make large gains.
Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
A flatterer is one who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your back.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Love touched her heart, and lo! It beats high, and burns with such brave hearts.
When patterns are broken, new worlds can emerge.
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson.
Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffins, you die.
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid. [Matthew 14:27]
Come to the edge, He said. They said, We are afraid. Come to the edge, He said. They came. He pushed them... and they flew.
Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.
You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.
I think over again my small adventures, my fears, These small ones that seemed so big. For all the vital things I had to get and to reach. And yet there is only one great thing, The only thing. To live to see the great day that dawns And the light that fills the world.
Every day I run scared. That's the only way I can stay ahead.
How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?
It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
Where the fear is, happiness is not.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ?I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.? You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God.
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn.
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!
Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
The darkest day, If you live till tomorrow will have past away.
Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
The safest hope is in heaven.
Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Everybody has the right to be left alone but nobody has the right to demand approval.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
Camerado, I give you my hand, I give you my love more precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law; Will you give me yourself?
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
We never know how high we are till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our stature's touch the skies.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Where thou art, that is home.
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
To most people loneliness is a doom. Yet loneliness is the very thing which God has chosen to be one of the schools of training for His very own. It is the fire that sheds the dross and reveals the gold.
Of my friends I am the only one left.
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.
Wisdom alone is the science of others sciences.
A writer who writes, I am alone... can be considered rather comical. It is comical for a man to recognize his solitude by addressing a reader and by using methods that prevent the individual from being alone. The word alone is just as general as the word bread. To pronounce it is to summon to oneself the presence of everything the word excludes.
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
I wasted time, and now time doth waste me.
Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
God had given you one face, and you make yourself another. [Hamlet]
Celebrity is never more admired than by the negligent.
The dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.
Own more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest.
It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear.
In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacillus.
Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
The bashful are always aggressive at heart.
The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery. He frightens other people as much as they frighten him. He acts like a damper upon the whole room, and the most jovial spirits become, in his presence, depressed and nervous.
Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen.
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Loving is half of believing.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
I stood among them, but not of them; in a shroud of thoughts which were not their thoughts.
Romances I never read like those I have seen.
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
Think not I am what I appear.
What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover -- but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
I cannot sing the old songs, Or dream those dreams again,
I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone, I never found the companionable as solitude.
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.

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