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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Tags: Men, Technology, Work

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.

Tags: Care, Morning, Until

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.

Tags: Death, Die, Stop

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

Tags: Punished, Religion, Sins

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

Tags: Able, Appreciate, Rather

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.

Tags: Done, Goal, Thought

Life in abundance comes only through great love.

Tags: Great, Life, Love

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.

Tags: Able, Pray, Success

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

Tags: Fat, Fight, Run

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.

Tags: Patience, Success, Time

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

Tags: Genius, May, Stupidity

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Tags: Give, Giving, Love

Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.

Tags: Art, Business, Science

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.

Tags: Alive, God, Sure

We work to become, not to acquire.

Tags: Acquire, Become, Work

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

Tags: Credit, Friendship, Used

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.

Tags: Child, Him, Teacher

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.

Tags: Greatest, Remember, True

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

Tags: Envy, Forgiveness, Joy

A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself.

Tags: Doubt, Except, Woman

Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.

Tags: Asking, Treatment, Wronged

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.

Tags: Dangerous, Idea, Unworthy

In order to have friends, you must first be one.

Tags: Friends, Order

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.

Tags: Great, Interested, Minds

The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.

Tags: God, Good, Work

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

Tags: Failure, Longer, Trying
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Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.

Tags: Failure, Heart, Optimism

If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.

Tags: Call, Him, Lost

It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.

Tags: Brainy, Cannot, Learn

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.

Tags: Alone, Help, Leaving

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.

Tags: Example, Private, Theirs

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.

Tags: Give, Keep, Others

Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends.

Tags: Friends, Heaven, Hell

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

Tags: Attitude, Mind, Others

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.

Tags: Able, Experience, Failure

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.

Tags: Bad, Good, Woman

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.

Tags: Hands, Head, Paid

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.

Tags: Between, Failure, Success

Live truth instead of professing it.

Tags: Instead, Professing, Truth

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.

Tags: Freedom, Himself, Lived

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.

Tags: Friendship, Happen, May

Men are only as great as they are kind.

Tags: Great, Men

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.

Tags: Art, Away, Beautiful

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

Tags: Done, Moving, Someone

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.

Tags: Natural, Understood

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

Tags: Dangerous, Idea, Worthy

This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.

Tags: Country, Money, Until

Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.

Tags: Dream, May, True

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Tags: Friend, Knows, Likes

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

Tags: Character, Reputation, Street

It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.

Tags: Hard, Obnoxious, Pretty

Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.

Tags: Faith, Life, Love

We are not punished for our sins, but by them.

Tags: Punished, Sins

A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.

Tags: Acquainted, Optimist, Pessimist

Fear clogs; faith liberates.

Tags: Faith, Fear, Liberates

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.

Tags: Admitted, Fear, Thought

He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.

Tags: Loved, Often, Success

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.

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Life is just one damned thing after another.

Tags: After, Another, Life

The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it.

Tags: Happiness, Less, Life

The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk, not the reward.

Tags: Done, Knows, Risk

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.

Tags: Hate, Love, Men

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.

Tags: Business, Newspaper, Whose

No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.

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Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.

Tags: Endeavour, Life, Polygamy

The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.

Tags: Church, Science, Stop

The man who has no problems is out of the game.

Tags: Game, Problems

The thing we fear we bring to pass.

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There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Tags: Ability, Far, Finer

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

Tags: Friend, Friendship, Knows

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Tags: Alive, Funny, Life

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Tags: Explain, Friends, Friendship

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Tags: Friend, Friendship, Knows

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

Tags: Failure, Hope, Success

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Tags: Five, Fool, Wisdom

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Tags: Negative, Positive

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Tags: Silence, Understand, Words

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Price

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

Tags: Avoid, Criticism

God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.

Tags: God, Graduation, Scars

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition.

Tags: Heart, Motivational, Work

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.

Tags: Best, Good, Work

Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.

Tags: Answers, Meet, Though

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Tags: Greatest, Life, Mistake

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Tags: Ignorance, Knowledge, Opinions

The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.

Tags: Lessons, Teacher, True

The love we give away is the only love we keep.

Tags: Away, Give, Love

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.

Tags: Able, Greatness, Lies

The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.

Tags: America, Home, Ignorance

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.

Tags: Hard, Marriage, Start

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

Tags: Decide, Great, Strength

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

Tags: Attitude, Character, Time

Art is not a thing; it is a way.

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A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Tags: Good, Great, True
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