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I’ve this bad habit of stopping and thinking. d= Actually, I just really like all those quotes, and here they are for your viewing pleasure.

“Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.” –Claude Helvetius

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” –Walter Bagehot

“There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.” –Robert Half

“Change is the watchword of progression. When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.” –Ella Wilcox

“If we lead good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.” –St. Augustine

“Hope is like a road in the country; there never was a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” –Lin Yutang

“A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fastens his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.” –Norman Cousins
“Things don’t turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.” –James A. Garfield

“Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” –Jeanne Moreau

“You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” -Laurence Peter

“After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.” –Evelyn Underhill

“To find a friend one must close one eye – to keep him, two.” –Norman Douglas

“To be is to do.” –Plato

“To do is to be.” –Socrates

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” –Carrie Snow

“Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.” –William Feather

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” –Agnes Repplier

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” –Ben Stein

The time is always right to do what is right. –Martin Luther King Jr

Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a string of mold candles. Why should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my windows twice alike –Lydia Maria  Child

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly. –Francis Bacon

Courage… is when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. –Harper Lee

Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward. –Soren Kierkegaard

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. –H.F. Hedge

You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. –Eleanor Roosevelt

“The excellent becomes the permanent.” –Jane Addams

“If you know you’re going to look back on today and laugh, you might as well start laughing now.” –Anon.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. –Gandhi

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.” –Harriet Beecher Stowe

We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are. –Anais Nin

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action. –Thomas B. Macaulay

The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. –Roy Smith

Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know. –George Boas

“Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.” –John Milton

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. –J. C. F. Schiller

The opportunity is often lost by deliberating. –Publilius Syrus

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. –Jonathan Kozol

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities; they will never come. –Janet E. Stuart

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence, but by oft falling. –Lucretius

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. –Gerald Brenan

“Our history is not our destiny.” –Alan Cohen

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” –e. e. cummings

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” –Kimberly Johnson

“The self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.” –Thomas Szasz

“While there’s life, there’s hope.” –Terence

“I like a man with faults, especially when he knows it. To err is human — I’m uncomfortable around gods.” –Hugh Prather

“It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you’ll need right up to the day you die. –William Wiley

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” –Albert Schweitzer

“You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” –Irene C. Kassorla

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” –Harvey Fierstein

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” –Oscar Wilde

“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.” –Harriet Nelson

“The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.” –Adolph Monod

“It’s never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.” –Nancy Thayer

“Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the one you miss.”  –Anon.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. –Robert F. Kennedy

“Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.” –Matthew Arnold

“Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.” –Palmer Sondreal

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. — Theodore Roosevelt

“There’s only one thing more painful then learning by experience and that is not learning from experience.” –Barbara Johnson

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. –Edgar Allan Poe

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. –George Patton

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. — Winston Churchill

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to that which lies within us. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination. — Grace Lichtenstein

The true battlefield is within. — Gandhi

If you judge people, you have no time to love them — Mother Teresa

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