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The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?
The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather's funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather's life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that, along with leaving a legacy, would be the greatest sign of success.
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
Don't show off every day, or you'll stop surprising people. There must always be some novelty left over. The person who displays a little more of it each day keeps up expectations, and no one ever discovers the limits of his talent.
My daddy thought - no, he expected - that my brothers and I and our generation would make the world a better place. He was correct in his belief because he had lived in an America of continual social progress, depression followed by prosperity, segregation by integration, and so on.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
My father was a man of great charity towards the poor, and compassion for the sick, and also for servants; so much so, that he never could be persuaded to keep slaves, for he pitied them so much: and a slave belonging to one of his brothers being once in his house, was treated by him with as much tenderness as his own children.
Saint Teresa of Avila
For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
Henry David Thoreau
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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