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QuotationsBeing deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzo
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
If youth only knew: if age only could.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.
God grant me the serenity
Enjoying one moment at a time;
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.
The day will happen whether or not you get up.
Nature gave men two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.
When you live in reaction, you give your power away. Then you get to experience what you gave your power to.
When you invite trouble, it's usually quick to accept.
Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.
Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.
Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.
To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.
Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
Dig the well before you are thirsty.
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
I believe in angels,
Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right.
Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
This above all, to thine own self be true.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
It’s not the critic that counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
What is a friend? I will tell you. It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself. Your soul can be naked with him. He seems to ask of you to put on nothing, only to be what you are. He does not want you to be better or worse. When you are with him, you feel as a prisoner feels who has been declared innocent. You do not have to be on your guard. You can say what you think, so long as it is genuinely you. He understands those contradictions in your nature that lead others to misjudge you. With him you breathe freely. You can avow your little vanities and envies and hates and vicious sparks, your meannesses and absurdities and, in opening them up to him, they are lost, dissolved on the white ocean of his loyalty. He understands. You do not have to be careful. You can abuse him, neglect him, tolerate him. Best of all, you can keep still with him. It makes no matter. He likes you. He is like fire that purges to the bone. He understands. You can weep with him, sin with him, laugh with him, pray with him. Through it all - and underneath - he sees, knows and loves you.
A friend? What is a friend?
Just one, I repeat, with whom you dare to be yourself.
Don't walk in front of me because I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me because I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
A person cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.
He who overcomes others is strong. He who overcomes himself is mighty.
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Glass, china and reputation are easily crack’d...and never well mended
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
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