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Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.

Change is inevitable-except from a vending machine.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
It's hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.
Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
a happy childhood needs a parent's unhappy childhood to make it so.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
Learn from the mistakes of others, you can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Dont teach my boy poetry, an English mother recently wrote the Provost of Harrow. Dont teach my boy poetry; he is going to stand for Parliament. Well, perhaps she was rightbut if more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place to live on this Commencement Day of 1956.
When you are at peace with yourself anyplace is home.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.

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