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When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
Robert Green Ingersoll
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
Time ripens all things. No man is born wise.
Miguel de Cervantes
If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
I have to put up with two or three caterpillars if I want to know butterflies.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
One may demand of me that I should seek truth, but not that I should find it.
A generation which ignores history has no past, and no future.
Robert A. Heinlein
It is not enough to know what is good: you must be able to do it.
George Bernard Shaw
There is no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles.
D. H. Lawrence
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
J. K. Rowling
Wisdom never dies. We all need it, no matter how young or old we are. There is always room for beautiful thoughts in our minds.
We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.
Frank A. Clark
Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait.
A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom.
Henry David Thoreau
Observe all men; thy self most.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for truth lies beyond.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
A sledgehammer breaks glass but forges steel.
If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel-mine and coming out with empty hands.
Little by little, one travels far.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Without passion there can be no energy of character. Indeed, the passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways, and dangerous only in one - through their excess.
Christian Nestell Bovee
The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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