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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

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Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

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A boy's best friend is his mother.

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Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

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This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.

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Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

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Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

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You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

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A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.

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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

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The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

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Adversity introduces a man to himself.

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Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

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Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.

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Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

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Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !

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Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.

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People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

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A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.

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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

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You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.

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Let's go home, Debbie.

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Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.

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Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

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You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.

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Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !

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Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?

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Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

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Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

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Kind words conquer.

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To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.

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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

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One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.

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A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

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Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

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The cherokee people are not "my people".

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Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.

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It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.

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If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.

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When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.

Ronald Reagan

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.

Horace

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau

No man can stand on top because he is put there.

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I know you are, but what am I ?

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Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.

Anonymous

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I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

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You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.

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The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

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Seek first to understand, then be understood

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Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

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It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.

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You really can change the world if you care enough.

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Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.

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The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.

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We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?

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It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.

Winston Churchill

He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.

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Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.

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Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

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The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

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Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Anonymous

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

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If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

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You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

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Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

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God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.

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Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.

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Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

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Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby - baby. Please !

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Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.

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On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.

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Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

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Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.

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When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

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I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

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Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

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The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.

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A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

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Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.

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I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

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It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.

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Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.

Anonymous

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.

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Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

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