An overflow of good converts to bad.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
Saint Francis de Sales
Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.
Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
These are the times that try men's souls.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
It is the superfluous things for which men sweat, - superfluous things that wear our togas theadbare, that force us to grow old in camp, that dash us upon foreign shores.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.
The Macintosh may only have 10% of the market, but it is clearly the top 10%.
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.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.
Corrie Ten Boom
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
We steal if we touch tomorrow. It is God's.
Henry Ward Beecher
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him he indulges it, he loves it but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Franklin P. Adams
We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
George S. Patton
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
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