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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
Gary Ryan Blair
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A. Barker
Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.
It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The intellect of the wise is like glass; it admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
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