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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

No matter how many times people try to criticize you, the best revenge is to prove them wrong.
( Zayn Malik )

If your choice causes harm to others, then it’s not a personal choice.

Though the human tongue weighs practically nothing, it is surprising how few people are able to hold it.

False friends are like our shadows.
Keeping close to us when we walk in the sunshine.
But leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.

Don’t treat all people with kindness because not all people deserve your kindness.
Treat some with silence because not all deserve your attention.
( Rose Winfold )

My mate is saving money because he thinks that one day it might be worth something again.

Say goodbye to those who don’t care.
Spend time with those who are always there.

At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose.
Not closing up like a cabbage.

Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
( Richard M. Nixon )

Whatever you hold in contempt is your jailer.

When our time on Earth is done, money or possessions will not matter.
But the love and time and kindness we’ve given to others will live on forever.

Lies are just a temporary delay.
The truth always comes out in the end.

Never allow others to control the direction of your life.
Never allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
( Doris Fenlow )

We should remind ourselves that the rich are not morally superior to us.
They just have more money.

The only people mad at you for speaking the truth are those living a lie.

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb.
But how well you bounce.

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
( Carl Jung )

Life is a series of rooms and who we get stuck in those rooms with adds up to what our lives are.

A man of words and not of deeds, is like a garden full of weeds.

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.

If you ever expect life to be fair, you are in for a shocking disappointment.
Life is what it is.
Fair is something we made up.
( Michael Treanor )

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.

No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is, or how big your bank account is, our graves will always be the same size.
Stay humble.

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.
( Kahlil Gibran )

Ease and relaxation are profitable to all studies.
The mind is like a bow, the stronger by being unbent.

If you don’t stand up for others when their rights are being trampled, who will stand up for you when it’s your rights they trample?

By the time you find out what makes the world go round, you’re too busy to care.

Sometimes the most difficult thing to do is to believe in yourself.
The reason it is so hard is because it is worth it.
( Tonny K. Brown )

If you’re not failing now and again, it’s a sign you’re playing it safe.

After all is said and done, along comes somebody who wants to know what happened.

It is our past that makes us the people we are in the present.

If you took a moment to step back and forget about everything that is going on that doesn’t really mean that much anyway, you might be able to figure out how to get what you want and what has been stopping you.
( Joshua Hartzell )

The less you know, the more you think you know.
The more you know, the less you think you know.

It’s easy to put first things first.
But it’s difficult to put next things next.

The first casualty when a dispute starts is truth.

A day is wasted without laughter.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.
( Erma Bombec )

No one speaks of us in our presence as he does in our absence.

Everybody sets out to do something.
And everybody does something.
But no one does what he sets out to do.

Hunger is the greatest disease.
The body the greatest ill.
Knowing this as it really is, the wise realise the bliss supreme.

Cut off your cravings as if they were autumn leaves.
Cultivate that very path of peace.

Fear is the illusion that I have some control over the bad things that might happen to me.
( Michael Treanor )

If desire, which lies at the root of all human passion, can be removed, then passion will die out and all human suffering will be ended.

The success of an enterprise depends on the harmonious association of heaven, earth and man.
And the perfection of the human mind is attainable only by a well-balanced coordination of wisdom, compassion and courage.

Because of their ignorance, all people are always thinking wrong thoughts and always losing the right viewpoint and, clinging to their egos, they take wrong actions.
As a result, they become attached to a delusive existence.

The world is like a burning house that is forever being destroyed and rebuilt.
People, being confused by the darkness of their ignorance, lose their minds in anger, displeasure, jealousy, prejudice and worldly passion.
They are like babies in need of a mother,
In need of mercy and compassion.

We are creating at this moment what our tomorrow will be.
( Robert Ghost Wolf )

We must respect the past and mistrust the present if we are to safeguard the future.

Experience is what you imagine you have until you get a bit more.

If you want something done, give it to a busy man.

Being both soft and strong is a quality very few people have.
( Rose Winfold )

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you is true for all men.
That is genius.

Good times become good memories and bad times become good lessons.

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’
( Sydney Harris )

Inventions that are not made, like babies that are not born, are not missed.

In an epidemic appear as a healing physician.
And in war preach forbearance and mercy for the suffering.
Those who believe that things are everlasting, preach uncertainty.
Those who are proud and egotistic, preach humility and self-sacrifice.
Those who are entangled in the web of worldly pleasures, reveal the misery of the world.

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers looks around for a coffin.

Do your little bit of good where you are.
It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
( Desmond Tutu )

People in a temper often say silly, terrible things that they really mean.

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.

The only way to be absolutely safe is never to try anything for the first time.

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.
The world owes you nothing.
It was here first.

( Mark Twain )

Success is not so much what you are but rather what you appear to be.
Appearance is reality.

If you have to tell people you are intelligent, you aren’t.

Management is the art of getting other people to do all the work.

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable.
However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make then give it up as unattainable.

Let me be patient, let me be kind.
Make me unselfish, without being blind.

I may have faith to make mountains fall, but if I lack love then I am nothing at all.
( Lauryn Hill )

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