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Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.
Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born --a hundred million years --and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
When you get the personality, you don't need the nudity.
My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you're boned, what's left to create the illusion? Let em wonder. I never believed in giving them too much of me.
I go for two kinds of men. The kind with muscles, and the kind without.
I only like two kinds of men; domestic and foreign.
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
A man in love is like a clipped coupon -- it's time to cash in.
I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.
Whenever I have to choose between two evils, I always like to try the one I haven't tried before.
I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.
I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.
He who hesitates is last.
He who hesitates is a damned fool.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
Women are as old as they feel and men are old when they lose their feelings.
Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
Life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.
In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
I don't respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, I have a tendency to... if I get too mellow, I ripen and then rot.
What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who can never remember where they left things.
If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe.
A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else.
Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
It shows exactly what you can do if you're a total psychotic.
I am at two with nature.
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead.
Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
A man in love is incomplete until he has married -- then he's finished.
I never hate a man enough to give him his diamonds back.
It's not the men in my life that counts, it's the life in my men.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep..
Marriage is the death of hope.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
When women go wrong, men go right after them.

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