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Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor ?

Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Oscar Wilde

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.

Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

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It's good to be the king !

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If it is to be it is up to me.

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Count your blessings.

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The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

Don Marquis

A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.

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You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

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Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?

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Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

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The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

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The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Unknown

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

John Lennon

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

Ivan Panin

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.

Anonymous

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

Mr. Christian !

Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

That love is all there is is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.

Shakespeare

The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.

Karl Jaspers

Love is not love until love's vulnerable.

Theodore Roethke

I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.

Paul McCartney

The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.

Anonymous

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

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It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

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

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Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.

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Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

William Yeats

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !

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Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.

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But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.

William Shakespeare

He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.

Proverb

How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.

Robert Half

We love because it's the only true adventure.

Nikki Giovanni

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Marcus Washling

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.

Thomas Edison

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.

Anonymous

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Let thy words be few.

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I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Storm Jameson

You're my Lassie come home.

Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Horace Walpole

We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.

Harville Hendrix

Fractures well cured make us more strong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

Unknown

People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.

Robert Half

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

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

Elbert Hubbard

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

Lou Holtz

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

E. Joseph Cossman

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Robert Half

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.

Brian Andres

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

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There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Andrew Holmes Jr.

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

F.M. Hubbard

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.

Napoleon Hill

In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.

Japanese Proverb

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

Somerset Maugham

Never say more than is necessary.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

Don't water your weeds.

Harvey Mackay

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

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Well, nobody's perfect.

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Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

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Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

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It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

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A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.

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Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.

Japanese Proverb

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.

Swami Vivekananda

Without a general an army is lost.

Greek Proverb

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill