Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To philosophize is nothing else than to prepare oneself for death.
- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey
Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.
- King Charles I
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
- Blaise Pascal
Enthusiasm gives life to what is invisible; and interest to what has no immediate action on our comfort in this world.
- Madame de Stael
Our ego is our silent partner -- too often with a controlling interest.
- Cullen Hightower
Life is a wave which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
- John Tyndall
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie
Life is just a mirror and what you see out there you must first see inside of you.
- Wally Famous Amos
One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.
The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.
- Robert J. Shiller
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first the lesson afterwards.
- Vernon Sanders Law
One voice can enter ten ears but ten voices cannot enter one ear.
- Leone Levi
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
- Anne-Sophie Swetchine
Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
- Robert J. Sawyer
All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan
If you must love your neighbor as yourself it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.
- Sebastien-Roch Nicolas
A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.
- Pat Riley
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
We are all born originals -- why is it so many of us die copies?
- Edward Young
Money won't buy happiness but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan
Where facts are few, experts are many.
- Donald R. Gannon
The style of life is a unity because it has grown out of the difficulties of early life and out of the striving for a goal.
- Alfred Adler
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
- Pamela Ribon
The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.
- Barbara Colorose
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees the clouds everything.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
There is no place in nature for extinction.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.
- Randall G. Leighton
Their silence is sufficient praise.
Thought is the wind knowledge the sail and mankind the vessel.
- Augustus Hare
Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
- Anne Wilson Schaef
Our lives teach us who we are.
- Salman Rushdie
Between the great things we can not do and the small things we will not do the danger is that we shall do nothing.
- Adolph Monod
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you are scared to death.
- Harold Wilson
We cannot control the evil tongues of others but a good life enables us to disregard them.
- Cato the Elder
If you haven't found something strange during the day it hasn't been much of a day.
- John A. Wheeler
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
The happy life is thought to be one of excellence. Now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.
Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.
- Francois de Fenelon
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
- George Sand
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