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Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.

We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
Are the ones who do.
The best portion of a good man's life is in his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
Hesitancy in judgment is the only true mark of the thinker.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
I dont want to survive. I want to live.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
If someone were to pay you $.10 for every kind word you ever spoke and collect $.05 for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?
Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find tomorrow on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, If I had my life to live over again. Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us -- never cease to instruct -- never cloy.
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.
Virtue that wavers is not virtue.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Genius sits in a glass house -- but in an unbreakable one --conceiving ideas. After giving birth, it falls into madness. Stretches out its hand through the window toward the first person happening by. The demon's claw rips, the iron fist grips. Before, you were a model, mocks the ironic voice between serrated teeth, for me, you are raw material to work on. I throw you against the glass wall, so that you remain stuck there, projected and stuck. (Then come the lovers of art and contemplate the bleeding work from outside. Then come the photographers. New art, it says in the newspaper the following day. The learned journals give it a name that ends in ism.)
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
We women are always in danger of living too exclusively in the affections; and though our affections are perhaps the best gifts we have, we ought also to have our share of the more independent life -- some joy in things for their own sake. It is piteous to see the helplessness of some sweet women when their affections are disappointed -- because all their teaching has been, that they can only delight in study of any kind for the sake of a personal love. They have never contemplated an independent delight in ideas as an experience which they could confess without being laughed at. Yet surely women need this defense against passionate affliction even more than men.
The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.
America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
You said, They're harmless dreamers and they're loved by the people. -- What, I asked you, is harmless about a dreamer, and what, I asked you, is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Continue to be yourself because in the end that's what people will remember about you
Listen! Encourage. Say something. Do something. Be yourself. Love
Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
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.
I'm a romantic -- a sentimental person thinks things will last -- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won t.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
If you're ever given the choice between happiness and intelligence choose happiness
No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation.
I also remember the moment my life changed, the moment I finally said, I've had it! I know I'm much more than I'm demonstrating mentally, emotionally, and physically in my life. I made a decision in that moment which was to alter my life forever. I decided to change virtually every aspect of my life. I decided I would never again settle for less than I can be.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable.
One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.
Nobody can tell what I suffer! But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Friendship is to have the latchkey of another's mind.
Love is a friendship caught on fire.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

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