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This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.

George Bernard Shaw

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.

George Bernard Shaw

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

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Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E.B. White

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

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Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

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Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.

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This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.

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

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This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert A. Heinlein

Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !

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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

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Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

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More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

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If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

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The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.

Swami Vivekananda

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

Kahlil Gibran

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

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There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.

Unknown

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

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If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

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The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

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Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

Matthew Arnold

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

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If a man does his best, what else is there ?

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The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

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He who has hope has everything.

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It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

Isaac Asimov

Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

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Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?

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Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.

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Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

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Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.

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Failing to plan is planning to fail.

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When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

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I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.

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If you would create something, you must be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Theodore Roosevelt

It's never too late.

Unknown

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.

Suellen Fried

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

English Proverb

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

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My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Thomas Edison

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Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.

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The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

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The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.

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Non !

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Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.

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Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.

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Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

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Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.

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Good morning, Vietnam !

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A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

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If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

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Unknown

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We will either find a way or make one.

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

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Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

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Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.

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Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

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