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All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.
( John Steinbeck )

Hostility to youth is the worst vice of the middle-aged.

The world is divided into those who think we are here by accident, and those who know we are here for a purpose.

Agreement is easy when there is question of things for which we do not care.

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
( Carl Gustav Jung )

I am hard-headed, not hard-hearted.
I may be stubborn, crude and opinionated, but I have a big heart and care about the weak and the vulnerable and the persecuted.

Many things are lost for want of asking.

Today is the tomorrow you were worrying about yesterday.
Turned out nice again.
Hasn’t it?

Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst.
When good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves.
And when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.
( Kahlil Gibran )

A bully is always a coward.

Time doesn’t exist.
Clocks exist.

Civility costs nothing.

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
( Nelson Mandela )

Clothe thee warm, eat little, drink enough, and thou shalt live.

A seeming ignorance is often a most necessary part of worldly knowledge.

The first duty of a man is to think for himself.
( Jose Martí )

Little secrets are commonly told again.
But great ones are generally kept.

Confidence is a plant of slow growth.

The older I get, the more I would rather sit alone.
In silence, than with people who judge the way I live.
( Kristen Butler )

What were once vices are now the manners of the day.

A person who cannot tell a lie is the best judge of one.

A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
( Barack Obama )

A clear conscience fears not false accusations.

Which of us is not sometimes affected, almost to despair, by the splendid vision of earth and sky.

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious.
If a human disagrees with you, let him live.
In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
( Carl Sagan, 1934-1996 )

He that corrects not small faults will not control great ones.

“What’s in it for me?” is the first, and last question for many.

The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.
( Bill Maher )

Make the least ado about your greatest gifts.
Be content to act.
And leave the talking to others.

Do not offer advice which has not been seasoned by your own performance.

Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
( Jerry Garcia )

In all men of real intelligence we find the tendency to express themselves briefly, to say speedily what is to be said.

Our most important thoughts are those which contradict our emotions.

A sensible man is wiser than he knows, while a fool knows more than is wise.
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

( J.K. Rowling )

To grow older is a new venture in itself.

Tact is the intelligence of the heart.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
( Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997 )

The truth may stretch but will not break.

Only a foolish man prefers the sound of his own voice to the silence of his thoughts.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but thoughts about it.
Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.
( Eckhart Tolle )

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

By their words we know fools.

There’s something wrong with your character if opportunity controls your loyalty.

But listen to me.
For one moment quit being sad.
Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.
( Rumi )

Thousands have gone to Heaven who have never read one page of the bible.

A wise man changes his mind, a fool never.

Without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive, nor will we deserve to.

Wise men have their mouth in their heart.
Fools their heart in their mouth.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
( Dwight D. Eisenhower )

Listening is a rare happening among human beings.
Listening is a primitive act of love in which a person gives himself to another’s word.
Making himself accessible and vulnerable to that word.

Sometimes you have to play the roll of a fool to fool the fool who thinks they are fooling you.

There is nothing worse in the world than thinking you have a chance, when you really don’t.

It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows.
( Richelle Mead )

Never confuse education with intelligence.

Religion is belief in someone else’s experience.
Spirituality is having your own experience.

The warmth of the heart and the soul.
The incomprehensible force that keeps living beings alive.

Life may not be easy, perfect, or exactly as expected.
Just choose to be happy and grateful.
No matter how it all turns out.
( Alfred Hookins, 1892-1956 )

If you have the power to make someone feel good, you should make them feel good.

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Be happy.
Not because everything is good.

But because you can see the good side of everything.

A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.
( Veronica Roth )

We must open our eyes to the wonders of life and the beauty around us.

Tomorrow is not promised.
Nor is our next breath promised.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
( Corrie ten Boom )

A patient heart that listens is more valuable than an intelligent mind that speaks.

Never underestimate a man who over-estimates himself.

Those who never compete for fear of being beaten are losers every time.

A true man hates no one.
( Napoleon Bonaparte )

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