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Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions
~Oliver Wendell holmes
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.
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.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
~Martin Luther King
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
~John F Kennedy
The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
~Henry Ward Beecher
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
There ain’t nothin to life but satisfaction.
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.
An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being
Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
~E. E. Cummings
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
~George Bernard Shaw
All who are able, may gain virtue by study and care, for it is better to be happy by the action of nature than by chance. To entrust to chance what is most important would be defective reasoning.
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of today, or the agonies which are have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been.
~Edgar Allan Poe
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Love, hope, fear, faith--these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
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