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a man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears ~ michel de montaigne
alone we can do so little together we can do so much ~ helen keller
although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it ~ helen keller
an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind ~ mahatma gandhi
an ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching ~ mahatma gandhi
confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity ~ michel de montaigne
conquer anger with non-anger. conquer badness with goodness. conquer meanness with generosity. conquer dishonesty with truth. ~ the buddha
courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear ~ ambrose redmoon
creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. ~ erich fromm
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delight in heedfulness! guard well your thoughts ~ the buddha
even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there ~ will rogers
example is the best precept ~ aesop
freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes ~ mahatma gandhi
gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ aesop
happiness is a choice that requires effort at times ~ aeschylus
happiness is when what you think what you say and what you do are in harmony ~ mahatma gandhi
i'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who i am not ~ kurt cobain
if i survived this far there is no reason not to keep on keeping on ~ *daniel
if opportunity doesn't knock build a door ~ milton berle
if you're going through hell keep going ~ winston churchill
immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another ~ immanuel kant
in matters of conscience the law of majority has no place ~ mahatma gandhi
insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results ~ albert einstein
it is best for the wise man not to seem wise ~ aeschylus
it is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed ~ johann wolfgang von goethe
kindness is more persuasive than force ~ aesop
knowing is not enough; we must apply. willing is not enough; we must do. ~ johann wolfgang von goethe
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no act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted ~ aesop
nobody can hurt me without my permission ~ mahatma gandhi
nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action ~ johann wolfgang von goethe
part of being sane is being a little bit crazy ~ janet long
purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another. ~ the buddha
the tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny ~ aesop
the weak can never forgive. forgiveness is the attribute of the strong ~ mahatma gandhi
the worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal ~ aristotle
those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness ~ francois de la rochefoucauld
tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures ~ michel de montaigne
understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words ~ the buddha
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we are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to be ~ francois de la rochefoucauld
we can draw lessons from the past but we cannot live in it ~ lyndon b. johnson
we make a living by what we get we make a life by what we give ~ winston churchill
we rise by lifting others ~ robert ingersoll
what is important in life is life and not the result of life ~ johann wolfgang von goethe
what is not started today is never finished tomorrow ~ johann wolfgang von goethe
you must be the change you want to see in the world ~ mahatma gandhi
you must not lose faith in humanity. humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty ~ mahatma gandhi
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