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The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it.'
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.
Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.
I don't know which will go first - rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it's meant to be, which is fun and entertaining.
We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.
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