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If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again; it was probably worth it.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.
Everybody wants to go to heaven; but nobody wants to die.
In God we trust; all others must pay cash.
"Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate."
"Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces."
"Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty."
"Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends."
Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Treat your friends as you do your pictures and place them in their best light.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.
Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
The best mirror is an old friend.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
?Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.?
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
The basic rule of human nature is that powerful people speak slowly and subservient people quickly -- because if they don't speak fast nobody will listen to them.
"Good friend, always be open to the miracle of the second chance."
"The nail that sticks out, gets hammered down!"
"Discretion: The art of being wiser than anyone else while letting no one know it."
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
?A woman's work is never done?
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Let thy words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2 from Words of Wisdom
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Fortune favors the brave.
In spite of your fear, do what you have to do.
If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure
Really great people make you feel that you too can become great
Every great man nowadays has his disciples and it is always Judas who writes the biography
What your heart thinks is great is great. The soul's emphasis is always right
Truly great friends are hard to find difficult to leave and impossible to forget
If love is great and there are no greater things then what I feel for you must be the greatest
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist
Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.
You may fool all the people some of the time you can even fool some of the people all of the time but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
Property is the fruit of labor property is desirable it is a positive good in the world.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection Are that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions temperate by performing temperate actions brave by performing brave actions.
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Every rascal is not a thief but every thief is a rascal.
It is easy to perform a good action but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Prayer is not asking It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one is weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
When you believe in a thing believe in it all the way implicitly and unquestionable.
There is great comfort and inspiration in the feeling of close human relationships and its bearing on our mutual fortunes a powerful force to overcome the tough breaks which are certain to come to most of us from time to time.
Disneyland is a work of love. We did not go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
We cannot all do great things but we can do small things with great love.
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love of kindness of understanding of peace. The rest will be given.
Let us always meet each other with smile for the smile is the beginning of love.
Love begins at home and it is not how much we do but how much love we put in that action.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
Love has a hem to her garment that reaches the very dust. It sweeps the streets and lanes and because it can it must.
I am the greatest. Not only do I knock em out I pick the round.
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
It is hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.
I am not the greatest I am the double greatest. Not only do I knock em out I pick the round.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
If you think your teacher is tough wait until you get a boss. He does not have tenure.
Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved.
Smart is an elusive concept. There is a certain sharpness an ability to absorb new facts. To ask an insightful question.
As we look ahead into the next century leaders will be those who empower others.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened vision cleared ambition inspired and success achieved.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
When one door of happiness closes another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
When one door of happiness closes another opens.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
True happiness is not attained through self gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Doubt that the stars are fire doubt that the sun doth move doubt truth to be a liar but never doubt I love.
The weight of this sad time we must obey Speak what we feel not what we ought to say.
If music be the food of love play on give me excess of it that surfeiting the appetite may sicken and so die.
Oh what a bitter thing it is to look into happiness through another man eyes.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
When firearms go all goes We need them every hour.
A government is like fire a handy servant but a dangerous master.
My first wish is to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements than in preparing implements and exercising them for the destruction of mankind.
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today and in fact we have forgotten.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
As I have said the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself Great peacemakers are all people of integrity of honesty but humility.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one is chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts of our forests of all our great wildernesses.
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
A good education is another name for happiness.
We have so many people who can not see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion that the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one.
Most of my dreams came true.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence imagination and wonder.
Double no triple our troubles and we had still be better off than any other people on earth. It is time that we recognized that ours was in truth a noble cause.
I am so clever that sometimes I do not understand a single word of what I am saying.
Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist that is all.
I love talking about nothing It is the only thing I know anything about.
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Where annual elections end there slavery begins.
It is wrong to admit into the Constitution the idea that there can be property in man.
You yourself as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Believe nothing no matter where you read it or who said it no matter if I have said it unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
The very purpose of religion is to control yourself not to criticise others. Rather we must criticise ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger About my attachment about my hatred about my pride my jealousy These are the things which we must check in daily life.
I believe in justice and truth without which there would be no basis for human hope.
There are two kinds of satisfaction or happiness one mainly through mental peace another physical comfort.
It is very helpful to think of adversity not so much as a threat to our peace of mind but rather as the very means by which patience is attained.
Coming together is a beginning Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge experience and ability.
The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
Whether you think that you can or that you can not you are usually right.
They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength not a weakness.
A good compromise a good piece of legislation is like a good sentence or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say Huh. It works It makes sense.
We worship an awesome God in the Blue States and we do not like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.
This is our time and I am grateful to be a part of that.
That is silly talk Talk to my wife She will tell me I need to learn to just put my socks on the hamper.
Nature has given us two ears two eyes and but one tongue to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.
I am not an Athenian nor a Greek but a citizen of the world.
The way you think the way you behave the way you eat can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response It is therefore fear based.
You are getting into the fringe areas of the stuff I normally reveal He stays in the background.
Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations For if you do you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
Truths and roses have thorns about them
This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins not when there is misunderstanding about words but when silence is not understood.
I love to be alone I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
The question is not who is going to let me it is who is going to stop me.
In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
I do not know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody
Women do not want to hear what you think Women want to hear what they think in a deeper voice.
Always end the name of your child with a vowel so that when you yell the name will carry.
That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
The main goal of the future is to stop violence The world is addicted to it.
Give me 200 active 2 year olds and I could conquer the world.
A well instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.
America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population agriculture and the arts.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the United States composing the respective states who alone had the right.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
The personal right to acquire property which is a natural right gives to property when acquired a right to protection as a social right.
The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.
I did not fail the test I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
We do not stop playing because we grow old we grow old because we stop playing.
When wealth is lost nothing is lost when health is lost something is lost when character is lost all is lost.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
We need to be reminded that there is nothing morbid about honestly confronting the fact of life is end and preparing for it so that we may go gracefully and peacefully.
A real Christian is the one who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.
Who are you to judge the life I live I know I am not perfect and I do not live to be. But before you start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.
One good thing about music when it hits you feel no pain.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive stay alive.
Well me do not swim too tough so me do not go in the water too deep.
In this great future you can not forget your past.
Though our feelings come and go God is love for us does not.
The very man who has argued you down will sometimes be found years later to have been influenced by what you said.
If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
Education without values as useful as it is seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Are we to paint what is on the face what is inside the face or what is behind it
Computers are useless They can only give you answers.
The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.
Since everything is in our heads we had better not lose them.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty it is up to you to merit the face you.
Great loves too must be endured.
Look for the woman in the dress If there is no woman there is no dress.
A dream does not become reality through magic it takes sweat determination and hard work.
War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war we should have a purpose that our people understand and support.
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.
I am not concerned that I am not known I seek to be worthy to be known.
The way of the superior person is threefold virtuous they are free from anxieties wise they are free from perplexities and bold they are free from fear.
The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults and everyone sees them they change and everyone looks up to them.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear do not sit home and think about it Go out and get busy.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember fear does not exist anywhere except in the mind.
All the king is horses and all the king is men can not put the past together again. So let is remember Do not try to saw sawdust.
There are always three speeches for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced the one you gave and the one you wish you gave.
If you can not sleep then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It is the worry that gets you not the lack of sleep.
When fate hands you a lemon make lemonade.
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
All religion, my friend is simply evolved out of fraud fear greed imagination and poetry.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
I have no faith in human perfectability I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active not more happy nor more wise than he was 6000 years ago.
The generous Critic fann do the Poet fire And taught the world with reason to admire.
Great minds discuss ideas Average minds discuss events Small minds discuss people.
Happiness is not a goal it is a by product.
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.
Never allow a person to tell you no who does not have the power to say yes.
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain comedy and tragedy humor and hurt.
I am going to stop punishing my children by saying Never mind I will do it myself.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
There is something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she is only measured water in it.
If life is a bowl of cherries then what am I doing in the pits.
If you treat people right they will treat you right ninety percent of the time.
Confidence thrives on honesty on honor on the sacredness of obligations on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.
It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead and find no one there.
I am not upset that you lied to me I am upset that from now on I can not believe you.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
There is one thing one has to have either a soul that is cheerful by nature or a soul made cheerful by work love art and knowledge.
Of all that is written I love only what a person has written with his own blood.
I remember a time when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them.
Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I had say we deserve ours more.
Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands And the rest of you if you will just rattle your jewelry.
Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
Machines were it may be said the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living.
Reason has always existed but not always in a reasonable form.
I speak two languages Body and English.
When I am good I am very very good but when I am bad I am better.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can not resist it.
Do not come crawlin to a man for love he likes to get a run for his money.
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
We cannot make events Our business is wisely to improve them.
It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
I am so happy because today I found my friends they are in my head.
If you die you are completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I am not afraid of dying Total peace after death becoming someone else is the best hope I have got.
I was looking for something a lot heavier yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal a different attitude.
Do not read my diary when im gone ok im going to work now when you wake up please read my diary look through my things and figure me out.
I am a soldier I fight where I am told and I win where I fight.
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
Americans play to win at all times I wouldnt give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed That is why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
Watch what people are cynical about and one can often discover what they lack.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan next week.
I would rather have a good plan today than a perfect plan two weeks from now.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
Be willing to make decisions That is the most important quality in a good leader.
Let fear be a counselor and not a jailer.
You see in life lots of people know what to do but few people actually do what they know Knowing is not enough You must take action.
Beauty in not in the face beauty is a light in the heart.
The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore if you would understand him listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
To become a better you you must be positive towards yourself develop better relationships embrace the place where you are.
Giving people self confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do Because then they will act.
My main job was developing talent I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people Of course I had to pull out some weeds too.
They were making a deal for a property that clearly was a property that we wanted to own so we had to act and act as quickly as we could and make the offer more attractive.
In other words there will be no cost to GE or its shareholders for my use of these services.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
You do not have to believe that there was a King Arthur to get the significance of those stories but Christians say we have to believe there was a Christ or the miracles do not make sense.
Kindness in words creates confidence Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Be Content with what you have rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking the whole world belongs to you.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Silence is a source of great strength.
When you are content to be simply yourself and do not compare or compete everybody will respect you.
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind and one of the most important is faith which cannot be acquired without prayer.
Material possessions winning scores and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.
Do not measure yourself by what you have accomplished but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
Winning takes talent to repeat takes character.
The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye the story of love is hello goodbye. The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye the story of love is hello goodbye.
Music makes me high on stage and that is the truth. It is like being almost addicted to music.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors now the whole world is here for me to see.
A broom is drearily sweeping up the broken peices of yesterdays life. Somewhere a queen is weeping Somewhere a king has no wife And the wind cries Mary.
I try to use my music to move these people to act.