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The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.

William James

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.

Thomas Jefferson

He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.


The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

Abraham Lincoln

Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.

Bob Hope

We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.

Bill Gates

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.

Victor Hugo

Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing - if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.

Frank Sinatra

Knowledge is like money: the more one gets, the more one craves.

Josh Billings

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

Marilyn Monroe

Endurance is patience concentrated.

Thomas Carlyle

A cat pours his body on the floor like water. It is restful just to see him.

William Lyon Phelps

The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.

Arthur Miller

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

Thomas Kempis

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.

Thomas Fuller

As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.

Leonardo da Vinci

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.

Lee Iacocca

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.

Andrew Carnegie

I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Metro.

Charles de Gaulle

It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.

John Dryden

Reason has never failed men. Only force and repression have made the wrecks in the world.

William Allen White

One today is worth two tomorrows.

Benjamin Franklin
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