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Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

Thornton Wilder

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.

Thornton Wilder

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

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Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

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Attitude is everything.

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A short saying often contains much wisdom.

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Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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

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There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.

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No fate is worse than a life without a love.

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Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

Indian Proverb

I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

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Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.

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As if !

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Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

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We're on a mission from God.

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He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

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If they move, kill ' em.

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You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

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Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.

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Impossible situations can become possible miracles.

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

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I love you - those three words have my life in them.

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Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

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I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !

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I know that I will die laughing.

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Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.

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

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First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.

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