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There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.

To whom much is given is much required. [Luke 12:48]
Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate.
I have just received the following wire from my generous Daddy. It says, Dear Jack: Don't buy a single vote more than is necessary. I'll be damned if I am going to pay for a landslide.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.
Beauty is whatever gives joy.
How goodness heightens beauty!
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Only my condemnation injures me.
I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
This instant is the only time there is.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.
Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
Beauty is not caused. It is.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful.
What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.
Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life.
Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life -- after that you cannot be deceived.
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.
There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles... but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief --a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.
A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few and they are more beautiful if they are a few.
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
Not being beautiful was the true blessing... Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
Mirth is the sweet wine of human life. It should be offered sparkling with zestful life unto God.

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