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The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Socrates

The hottest love has the coldest end.

Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

Know thyself.

Socrates

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Unknown

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One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'

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He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?

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But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.

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Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.

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Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.

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Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

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Do you want a leg or a breast ?

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It is love alone that gives worth to all things.

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

Harvey Mackay

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.

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If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

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When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Anthony Robbins

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The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.

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Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it

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The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.

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Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

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There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.

Anonymous

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.

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The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.

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

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But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.

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

Anonymous

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.

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Great men are not always wise.

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Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

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Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.

Anonymous

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In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

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If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.

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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

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God doesn't make junk.

Unknown

The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.

Robert Half

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

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The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

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Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

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Unknown

Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?

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Unknown

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I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

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What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.

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Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.

Paul Sweeney

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Thomas Carlyle

Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

Machiavelli

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.

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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

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A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

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Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.

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He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

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You talkin to me ?

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Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

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Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

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Ann Landers

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

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Love is not selfish.

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You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

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Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

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Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

Mark Twain

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.

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