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Listening: A wise old owl sat in an oak. The longer he sat, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we be like that wise old bird?

His thoughts were slow. His words were few and never formed to glisten. But he was a joy to all his friends, you should have heard him LISTEN!
Let me walk three weeks in the footsteps of my enemy, carry the same burden, have the same trials as he, before I say one word to criticize.
Many will detest you if you spend all your love on yourself.
LOVE, the feeling, is the fruit of LOVE, the verb.
If you had it all to do over, would you fall in love with yourself again?
If marriage is your object, you'd better start loving your subject.
But true love is a durable fire, in the mind ever burning. Never sick, never old, never dead. From itself never turning.
At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That's a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.
A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.
As Plato sometimes speaks of the divine love, it arises not out of indigency, as created love does, but out of fullness and redundancy; it is an overflowing fountain, and that love which descends upon created being is a free efflux from the almighty source of love; and it is well pleasing to him that those creatures which he hath made should partake of it.
Always laugh heartily at the jokes your boss tells, it maybe a loyalty test.
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
Luck is a very good word if you put a P before it.
Success is just a matter of luck, all you need to do is ask a failure. History may be written by academics but it's rarely created by them.
Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success.
Successful Project Management: PLAN, EXECUTE, EVALUATE Sounds simple, but most projects aren't well planned nor are they evaluated well. The tendency is to jump right into execution and as soon as execution is completed (which usually isn't soon), move on to the next project without evaluating what happen on the present project and what could have been improved. Successful project management requires more front and back end resources (and less middle) than are usually allocated.
To be a successful hostess, when guest arrive say, At last! and when they leave say, So soon!
Politeness is benevolence in small things.
Manners are happy ways of doing things.
Whether a fellow winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a heap on the kind of chick he married.
Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings.
Any man who married for money and got it. Earned it.
Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.
If it weren't for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers.
He believes that marriage and a career don't mix. So after the wedding he plans to quit his job.
Marital Freedom: The liberty that allows a husband to do exactly that which his wife pleases.
The pretentiously -- named ensuite bathroom is a major factor in divorce. Privacy is paramount in marriage.
Marriage isn't a word... it's a sentence.
If you see ninety-nine people running one way and three going the opposite, don't be too quick to join the majority.
Junk is something you keep for years and then throw out two weeks before you need it.
Once one is caught up into the material world not one person in ten thousand finds the time to form literary taste, to examine the validity of philosophic concepts for himself, or to form what, for lack of a better phrase, I might call the wise and tragic sense of life.
By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
Sleep is better than medicine.
The best pedigree in the world won't sell a lame race horse.
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.
Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
Memory: We retain: 10 percent of what we read; 20 percent of what we hear; 30 percent of what we see ?50 percent of what we hear and see; 70 percent of what we say; 90 percent of what we say and do
People with good memories seldom remember anything worth remembering.
Be careful about lending a friend money. It may damage her memory.
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
In case of doubt we should always lean on the side of mercy.
The mind, like the dyer's hand, is colored by what it holds.
Don't let your mind go wandering, its too small to go out by itself.
Great athletes train their minds as well as their bodies. There are various mental conditioning techniques many use when preparing for an event. Perhaps the best known technique is visualization, creating a mental image not only of the desired result (the gold medal, a new world record, a hole-in-one), but also of every move that will be taken en route to the ultimate goal.
Like swift water an active mind never stagnates.
Prosperity begins with a state of mind.
One dull pencil is worth two sharp minds.
The blessing of an active mind, when it is in a good condition, is, that it not only employ itself, but is almost sure to be the means of giving wholesome employment to others.
The brain is the only part of the human machine that doesn't wear out. Probably it's because the brain is the only part that is not overworked.
The water we drink has to be purified, but look at the trash we feed our minds.
The mind like a parachute functions only when open.
What you THINK about reveals what you ARE. Sometimes we need to do a check-up from the neck-up.
The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
The difference between goals and mission is reflected in the difference between I want to get married and I want to have a successful marriage.
Learn from the mistakes of others -- you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.

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