Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
In the long run, the pessimist may be proven right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
Truth never speaks to us through fear.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
To see an opportunity where others may see a fault is the beginnings of a successful mindset
If you are struggling to say YES to a question or request, the answer is probably NO
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain?
Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.
Always Choose Hard Target, to get reliable and permanent Success
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.
The fool has to do at last what the wise did at first.
The person who lives with cripples will soon learn to limp.
The right man comes at the right time.
The buyer needs a hundred eyes; the seller but one.
When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.
The rich never have to seek out their relatives.
The just man may sin with an open chest of gold before him.
After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved.
The best armor is to keep out of range.
At a round table there is no dispute about place.
Beware of one who has nothing to lose.
A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt.
Who goes to Rome a beast returns a beast.
Of what does not concern you say nothing good or bad.
If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.
How soon not now, becomes never.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again.
The real winners are not those at the top but those who have come the farthest over the toughest roads. Your victory may never make the headlines. But you will know about it, and that's what counts.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
You are what your deep driving desire is.
One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.
If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.
The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
When we think we lead we are most led.
If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct?
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.
If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!
Be who you are and say what you feel, because the people who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.
Love, and do what you like.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
So free we seem, so fettered we are!
Just do what you do best.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
?How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Everything is possible for him who believes.
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
Life is a state of mind.
Tell the world who you are but don’t use a word.
The only way around is through.
I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
What people need and what they want may be very different.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Oh, what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
Acts of kindness may soon be forgotten, but the memory of an offense remains.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.
Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.
Better suffer for the truth than proper in a falsehood.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
No one root is responsible for the existence of a tree.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
No man can serve two masters. [Matthew 6:24]
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell em, Certainly I can! -- and get busy and find out how to do it.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
Kindness and hard work will take you further than intelligence.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
I'm nothing, yet I'm everything.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
There is no such word as "Loved". Love has no past tense. If you ever stop loving someone, then you never truly loved them in the first place.
Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
He who knows the darkness shall learn to live in the light.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
A long dispute means that both parties are wrong
There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god.
Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
If you're the smartest one in the room, you're in the wrong room.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.
He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know.
Wounds Heal. Scars fade. Glory is forever.
No matter how rough our day was today, or yesterday may have been, every morning is a new beginning, a new chance for you to rewrite the story of your life.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
When God plan to do something great, He always starts with difficulties and when He plan to do something wonderful He starts with impossibility.
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
You must first clearly see a thing in your mind before you can do it.
There's no need to hang about waiting for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
To betray you must first belong.
I hold this as a rule of life: Too much of anything is bad.
sometimes you don't know you've crossed the line until you're on the other side and can't go back.
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Some people deserve a second chance;
everybody deserves a first.
The basis of effective government is public confidence.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides.
He who awaits much can expect little.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Organization is the enemy of improvisation.
We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.
What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always.
Every individual is the architect of his own fortune.
To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
They that envy others are their inferiors.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
If a good person does you wrong, act as though you had not noticed it. They will make note of this and not remain in your debt long.
Only law can give us freedom.
There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.
Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.
Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.
The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.
A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
You cannot hold your head high with your hand out.
Doubt can only be removed by action.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
Do not think that what your thoughts dwell upon is of no matter. Your thoughts are making you.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
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.
Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
It's no use saying, We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
We need not only a purpose in life to give meaning to our existence but also something to give meaning to our suffering. We need as much something to suffer for as something to live for.
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.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope.
Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
Hope is the dream of a soul awake.
Were it not for hope the heart would break.
Friendship is when people know all your mistakes, and your past, and help you grow into the person you are destined to be
I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control and a little hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, you sure the hell don't deserve me at my best.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.
The busy have no time for tears.
I cannot sing the old songs, Or dream those dreams again,
There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Real love stories never have endings.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
To me, the sea is like a person -- like a child that I've known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I'm out there.
The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free, and ending just where it began.
Wine hath drowned more men than the sea.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Hope is the best part of our riches.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.
A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.
Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
That's his style of hitting . If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
Be careful: they have arms, and no alternatives.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
It is a good idea to obey all the rules when you're young just so you'll have the strength to break them when you're old.
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist
If you wish to strengthen a lie, mix a little truth in with it.
A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Once a women has given you her heart you can never get rid of the rest of her.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
Leadership is about influence, not about authority.
Might does not make right, it only makes history.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it.
The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
There's small choice in rotten apples.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.
Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn.
Leaders are visible at times of crisis, invisible at times of success.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
May you never steal, lie or cheat. But if you have to steal, then steal away my sorrows. If you have to lie, then lie with me all the nights of our life. If you have to cheat, then cheat death because I don [[#161]][[#175]]t want to live a day without you.
Man knows more than he understands.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
If you would judge, understand.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
I am strong because I am weak. I'm
beautiful because I know my flaws. I'm a
lover because I am a fighter. I'm fearless
because I have been afraid. I'm wise
because I have been foolish. & I can laugh
because I Have known sadness.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul
The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on.
A little body often harbors a great soul.
Great souls endure in silence.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
A fool think he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others. [Proverbs 12:15]
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.
Life is warfare.
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
You cannot travel on the path until you become the path itself.
According to the ancient Chinese proverb, A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.
I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shinning.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
Failure has no friends.
The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.
The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Los flojos siempre se lamentan y lloran. Los debiles creen que ya hoy todo termina. en realidad es todo lo contrario: hoy es cuando todo comienza.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel.
Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent -- the power to do the right thing the first time.
A riot is the language of the unheard.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it.
Opposition always enflames the enthusiast, never converts him.
To lead people walk behind them.
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Those things that are dearest to us have cost us the most.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Force is not a remedy.
Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
The heart is forever inexperienced.
Don't just count your years, make your years count.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
All of us are crazy in one way or another.
He who marries for money earns it.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, look at the people he gives it to.
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
When you are right no one remembers; when you are wrong no one forgets.
It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
Stumbling is not falling.
Peace with a club in hand is war.
Tell your friend a lie. If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth.
Beware of silent dogs and still waters.
Forever is a long bargain.
The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old.
Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening.
After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
Liberty is God's gift, liberties the devil s.
A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet.
Nothing is as new as something which as been long forgotten.
A good speaker makes a good liar.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
A man should go on living -- if only to satisfy his curiosity.
Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
There is a crack in everything God has made.
The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.
If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.
Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter.
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.
One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.
When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else.
Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.
She feared no danger, for she knew no sin.
Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master.
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!
Self-defense is Nature's eldest law.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
I dream, therefore I exist.
We have no problems, only situations. Not all problems have solutions, but all situations have outcomes.
If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.
You are only what you are when no one is looking.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go.
You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big bold righteous and eternal.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
You can cage the singer but not the song.
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive
Nature is the art of God.
Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.
There are only two forces that unite men -- fear and interest.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.
The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Great people are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted.
Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.
True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.
An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.
The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.
Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.
It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr.
A true man hates no one.
Thinkers prepare the revolution and bandits carry it out.
Every revolution was first a thought in one man?s mind.
In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.
You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.
It is easier to run a revolution than a government.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
Who saves his country violates no law.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
Vengeance has no foresight.
The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'.
I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me
Diary of an Unborn ChildOCTOBER 5:Today my life began. My parents do not know it yet, but it is I already. And I am to be a girl. I shall have blond hair and blue eyes. Just about everything is settled though, even the fact that I shall love flowers.OCTOBER 19:Some say that I am not a real person yet, that only my mother exists. But I am a real person, just as a small crumb of bread is yet truly bread. My mother is. And I am.OCTOBER 23:My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think, in a year or so I shall be laughing and later talking. I know what my first word will be: MAMA.OCTOBER 25:My heart began to beat today all by itself. From now on it shall gently beat for the rest of my life without ever stopping to rest! And after many years it will tire. It will stop, and then I shall die.NOVEMBER 2:I am growing a bit every day. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape. But I have to wait a long time yet before those little legs will raise me to my mother’s arms, before these little arms will be able to gather flowers and embrace my father.NOVEMBER 12:Tiny fingers are beginning to form on my hands. Funny how small they are! I’ll be able to stroke my mother’s hair with them.NOVEMBER 20:It wasn’t until today that the doctor told mom that I am living here under her heart. Oh, how happy she must be! Are you happy, mom?NOVEMBER 25:My mom and dad are probably thinking about a name for me. But they don’t even know that I am a little girl. I want to be called Kathy. I am getting so big already.DECEMBER 10:My hair is growing. It is smooth and bright and shiny. I wonder what kind of hair mom has?DECEMBER 13:I am just about able to see. It is dark around me. When mom brings me into the world it will be full of sunshine and flowers. But what I want more than anything is to see my mom. How do you look, mom?DECEMBER 24:I wonder if mom hears the whispering of my heart? Some children come into the world a little sick. But my heart is strong and healthy. It beats so evenly: tup-tup, tup-tup. You’ll have a healthy little daughter, mom!DECEMBER 28:Today my mother killed me.—Anonymous
Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.
We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds
- Roosevelt, Eleanor
We are on the other end of our own leash
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
The worst-tempered people I've ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.
A lawyer is a gentlemen that rescues your estate from your enemies and then keeps it to himself.
Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny.
The trouble with law is lawyers.
God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.
Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it.
The first thing we do, lets kill the lawyers. [Henry Iv]
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
A man is a god in ruins.
We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
God walked down the stairs of heaven with a Baby in His arms.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
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.
When the road ahead seems too long, look back to see how far you[[#146]]ve come. For, even if the hill before you is steep, the view gives you hope to finish the journey.
So far as a person thinks; they are free.
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation.
It's not what your are, it's what you don't become that hurts.
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Learn from the mistakes of others, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
sometimes you have to just take a chance. and if your scared of the past, just remember it's the past for a reason and it's not worth missing out on great things that could come in the future. take a chance, have no regrets.
With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
If someone were to prove to me -- right this minute -- that God, in all his luminousness, exists, it wouldn't change a single aspect of my behavior.
Its marvelous what you can see when you open your eyes.
The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
You can't put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.
To create something you must be something.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
No nation was ever ruined by trade.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.
This is what happens when you fall in love. You're looking at a natural disaster.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Hope is a waking dream.
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support
We will either find a way, or make one.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
Do not tell a friend anything you would conceal from an enemy.
Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out.
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
Serve your enemies for they first find out your faults
If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again.
The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.
When danger approaches, sing to it.
Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy.
Man has no greater enemy than himself.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
Forsake not God till you find a better master.
Reason is the enemy of faith.
Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.
Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.
A reconciled friend is a double enemy.
When money speaks the truth is silent.
The day, water, sun, moon, night -- I do not have to purchase these things with money.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
My work is done why wait.
Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.
Pray to God but continue to row to the shore.
When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
With lies you may go ahead in the world, but you can never go back.
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
We always come back to our first love.
No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
When you are at peace with yourself anyplace is home.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Fear is proof of a low born soul.
Fortune favors the brave.
Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
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.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, Anywhere but here.
Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well.
I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide.
We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a belly-full of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
Some will always be above others. Destroy the inequality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.
The eye is easily frightened.
If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Fear always springs from ignorance.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning
He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
Give help rather than advice.
Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
All grand thoughts come from the heart.
Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
Of all pleasures the fruit of labor is the sweetest.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
As lousy as things are now, tomorrow they will be somebody's good old days.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
War is like love, it always finds a way.
Faults are beauties in a lovers eye.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
But when I don't smoke I scarcely feel as if I'm living. I don't feel as if I'm living unless I'm killing myself.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
The king-times are fast finishing. There will be blood shed like water, and tears like mist; but the peoples will conquer in the end. I shall not live to see it, but I foresee it.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn't exist.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Lord, let me live until I die.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
First appearance deceives many.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
It's so hard when I have to, And so easy when I want to.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Enemies promises were made to be broken.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Appearances are deceptive.
Please all, and you will please none.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Wealth unused might as well not exist.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.
Trust not too much to an enchanting face.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
Death twitches my ear. Live, he says, I am coming.
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
In hell, the Devil is God.
If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, You Only Live Once.
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
The devil doesn't know how to sing, only how to howl.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
He that fights and runs away will live to fight another day.
Who loves me loves my dog.
Believe nothing and be on your guard against everything.
When Death to either shall come -- I pray it be first to me.
The one who loves least controls the relationship.
I do not love you
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
that this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go.
Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
Leadership is action, not position.
I have no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
America and its demons, Europe and its ghost.
Anything done for the first time unleashes a demon.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash.
All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Born a saint, die a sinner -- born a sinner, die a saint.
In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men.
It's not what you are that holds you back, It's what you think
It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
An educated people can be easily governed.
They say that kings are made in the image of God. If that is what he looks like, I feel sorry for God.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past.
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.
I must in the face of a storm, think, live and die as a king.
The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinion of its young people, those under twenty-five.
The destiny of man is in his own soul
There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
Still falls the rain -- dark as the world of man, black as our loss -- blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.
He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.
Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts.
People see the world not as it is, but as they are.
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.
One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers.
There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain.
He who seeks for gain, must be at some expense.
When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
Fire is never a gentle master
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Whatever limits us we call fate.
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
Our necessities never equal our wants.
I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.
It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
Oh what lies lurk in kisses!
The kiss. There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?
Never follow the crowd.
Follow your own star!
Every man must get to Heaven his own way.
Your labor only may be sold, your soul must not.
There used to be a real me, but I had it surgically removed.
Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd.
Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
My friends, there are no friends.
Now comes the mystery.
Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
The fog is rising.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
Drink to me.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
Marxism is like a classical building that followed the Renaissance; beautiful in its way, but incapable of growth.
A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.
Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.
If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.
Men are what their mothers made them.
All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married -- then he's finished.
We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.
Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.
If I were asked for a one line answer to the question What makes a woman good in bed? I would say, A man who is good in bed.
When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land.
He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.
Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
Secrets travel fast in Paris.
Fashions fade, but style is eternal.
Style is knowing who you are, what to say, and not giving a damn.
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Life is a dream walking death is a going home.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
Attack is the best form of defense.
First deserve then desire.
Measure three times before you cut once.
Speak the truth and shame the devil.
Everyone pushes a falling fence.
In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
It is better to run back than run the wrong way.
Better a living dog than a dead lion.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
Six feet of earth make all men equal.
An ounce of practice is worth a pound of preaching.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.
With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.
When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh.
There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.
Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.
Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.
The eye is the mirror of the soul.
What the eye does not admire the heart does not desire.
Do not employ handsome servants.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Our strength grows out of our weakness.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Remember: the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.
You name it and I've done it. I'd like to say I did it my way. But that line, I'm afraid, belongs to someone else.
Only your mind can produce fear.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Fear is the biggest motivator.
Liars are always ready to take oaths.
Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
I hold it true, whatever befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion?
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
I am a part of all that I have met.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
But I say to you, that every one who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. [Matthew 5:28]
What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore.
Rank and riches are chains of gold, but still chains.
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
What is a rebel? A man who says no.
Only when the last tree has been cut down; Only when the last river has been poisoned; Only when the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.
In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger.
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, and every tongue brings in a several tale, and every tale condemns me for a villain.
Never trust the teller, trust the tale.
Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
The only journey is the one within.
Time will take your money, but money won't buy time.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Abandon all hope, you who enter here!
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.
We come and cry and that is life, we cry and go and that is death.
Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
Death always comes too early or too late.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
God's finger touched him and he slept.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other.
Its easy to be an angel when you are in heaven.
Tennessee Williams said if he got rid of his demons, he would lose his angels.