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He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.

Thomas Carlyle

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.

Thomas Carlyle

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle

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Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.

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Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

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Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

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If not us, who, if not now, when ?


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

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As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.


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Whatever you are be a good one.

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Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.

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Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

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He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

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Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

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A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.


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It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

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Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.

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Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

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Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.

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

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Live life with passion.


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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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

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

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Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?


Only the educated are free.


Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.

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The secret of education lies in respecting the student.

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You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.


Kindness is always fashionable.

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Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

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No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.

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Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.

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Let's go home, Debbie.

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Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

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Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.

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Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

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Love is the only gold.

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