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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.
( Mark Twain )

The sun rises in the eastern sky and clears away the darkness of the world without prejudice or favouritism toward any particular region.
Encompass all people with compassion,
Encourage them to do right and guide them against evil.
Clear away the darkness of ignorance.

Determine that the thing can and shall be done,
And then we shall find the way.
( Abraham Lincoln )

All people should cultivate roots of virtue according to their natures, their deeds, and their beliefs.

Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
( St. Francis of Assisi )

When the soul is pure, the eyes are windows.

When you hear an argument or a comparison, remember that what’s not said is more important than what is said.

Expect nothing more and appreciate everything you have.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896-1962 )

Employ the fiction of life and death to save people who are entangled in the bondage of desires.

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way. As we should see if we were not always so wrapped up in ourselves.
( Albert Camus )

It takes a lot of birthdays to make us wise and kind and to help us judge all people with our heart and not our mind.

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
( St. Francis of Assisi )

Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
( José N. Harris )

Enlightenment appears as the light of wisdom that awakes people into a newness of life and causes them to be born into the world.

Sever the net of suspicion, remove the lure of desire at its root, plug the fountain of evil. Do not desert suffering people.

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists anywhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
( Bill Waterson )

Be a good friend to all people.
If you find a man suffering from the heavy burden of worldly passions.
Feel compassion and share his burden.

I am thankful for all of those who said ‘no’ to me.
Its because of them I’m doing it myself.
( Albert Einstein )

Happiness arises in the first place from the enjoyment of one’s self, and, in the next, from the friendship and conversations with a few select companions.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
( St. Francis of Assisi )

Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

Not everyone will understand you.
But the ones who do will never forget you.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

If you are helping someone and expect something in return.
You are doing business, not kindness.

Whenever there is a big story in the media.
Look for the story they are trying to distract you from.

Life really isn’t that serious.
We just tend to complicate everything.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

Remember, people think with their heads but act with their hearts.
Make sure your heart is connected to your brain.

It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.
( St. Francis of Assisi )

The greatest moral attribute of some men is to do nothing which might damage their career.

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her.
Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart.
If you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
( C. JoyBell C. )

He who watches the clock will always be one of the hands.

Give your decisions, never your reasons.
Your decisions may be right, your reasons may be wrong.

Better to be strong than pretty and useless. 
( Lilith Saintcrow )

Many a wise word is spoken in jest, but there’s more stupid ones spoken in earnest.

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

Save some of your worries for the troubles you will get tomorrow.

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
( Elizabeth Cady Stanton )

Mean what you say or you demean what you say.

You cannot all abandon your possessions, but at least you can change your attitude about them. All getting separates you from others. All giving unites to others.
( St. Francis of Assisi )

You should always turn a frown into a smile.
Even if you have to stand on your head to do it.

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
( Eleanor Roosevelt )

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

If you have no charity in your heart, then you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalised and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. 
( Michael J. Fox )

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

What is it that stands higher than words? Action.
What is it that stands higher than action? Silence.
( St. Francis of Assisi )

You learn lessons how to treat people. And sometimes you learn them too late.

Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something.
Forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.
( Criss Jami )

Embrace all people and have constant consideration for their happiness.
Love people as parents love their children,
And wish the highest blessedness for them so that they will be able to pass beyond this ocean of life and death.

I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too. 
( Elizabeth I Tudor )

It is very difficult to understand the world as it is.
For, although it seems true, it is not.
Ignorant people can not know the truth concerning the world.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
( Rachel Carson )

Like a fire that, once kindled, never dies until the fuel is exhausted.
So our compassion should never falter until all worldly passions are exhausted.
Just as the wind blows away the dust.
So our compassion in this body blows away the dust of human suffering.

If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now.
Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want. 
( Paulo Coelho )

Knowledge makes us humble.
Arrogance makes us ignorant.

Happiness does not come in large incomes or the most exotic home, it comes in small doses of a great self esteem which can be built upon the strengths of an individual.
( Nicholas A. McGirr )

Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.

There are always answers. We just have to be smart enough.
( John Green )

Just because your voice reaches half way round the world doesn’t mean that you’re wiser than when it only reaches to the end of the bar.

Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received – only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.
( St. Francis of Assisi )

If something sounds too good to be true. Chances are it is.

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles,
But most of them have never happened.
( Mark Twain )

A sin cannot be undone, only forgiven.

It is better you should forget and smile. Than remember and be sad.

Never try to destroy someones life with a lie.
When yours can be destroyed with the truth.
( Florence Emily Hookins, 1896 – 1962 )

The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.

There are two kinds of ignorance.
There’s the violent, prejudiced kind, born of received, unconsidered opinion, where the ignoramus is so benighted they don’t even know they don’t know anything.
And there’s the cheerful, modest kind that results from direct personal experience, from examining the universe carefully and in detail and coming to realise that, in the words of Thomas Edison, “We don’t know a millionth of one per cent about anything.”

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

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