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To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.

A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
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.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
The split in you is clear. There is a part of you that knows what it should do, and a part that does what it feels like doing.
If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
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.
Why don't you want to do what you know you should do? The reason you don't is that you're in conflict with yourself.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.
The most dramatic conflicts are perhaps, those that take place not between men but between a man and himself -- where the arena of conflict is a solitary mind.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
The subconscious part in us is called the subjective mind, because it does not decide and command. It is subject rather than a ruler. Its nature is to do what it is told, or what really in your heart of hearts you desire.
Like a ball bated back and forth, a human being is batted by two forces within.
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.
We cannot really think in one way and act in another...
Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it ambivalence: a collision between thought and feeling.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.