Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk to much.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe, three times.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
The how thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ifs.
A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
Edward W. Howe
American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
Instead of loving your enemies -- treat your friends a little better.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
No man's credit is ever as good as his money.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it. He hasn't any.
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them...
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.
A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
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