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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara de Angelis
Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.
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