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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
All for one and one for all.
All that glitters is not gold.
An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Burdens become light when cheerfully borne.
Can a man who is warm understand one who is freezing?
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Education is not the filling of a pail but rather the lighting of a fire.
Enjoy when you can and endure when you must.
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Getting something done is an accomplishment, getting something done right is an achievement.
Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
I am more afraid of an army of a hundred sheep led by a lion, than by an army of a hundred lions led by a sheep.
I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
If you are going through hell, keep going.
If you can actually count your money then you are not a rich man.
If you wish to avoid seeing a fool, you must break your mirror.
In the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.
In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Knowledge is power.
Life is a play, it’s not its length but its performance that counts.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.
Love is real only when a person can sacrifice himself for another.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Men are more moral than they think, and far more immoral that they can imagine.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Only a fool learns from his own mistakes, the wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
Only those who keep trying eventually win.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.
Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
The best time to do something worthwhile is between yesterday and tomorrow.
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
The customer is never wrong.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to him his own.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to get rid of it.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do.
The voyage to discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.
To the soul there is hardly anything more healing than friendship.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves.
We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.
We don’t stop playing because we grow, we grow old because we stop playing.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
When making your choices in life, do not forget to live.
What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.
Wisdom is knowing how little we know.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
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