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We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.

Pierre Corneille

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.

William James

Ninety percent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves.

Sydney J. Harris

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.

Babe Ruth

The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.

V. S. Naipaul

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

Baltasar Gracian

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo

You have to sow before you can reap. You have to give before you can get.

Robert Collier

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.

Kofi Annan

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.

Erich Fromm

If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be.

Cesare Pavese

When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping.

Maria Callas

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.

Fran Lebowitz

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

Arthur Ashe

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

Alexander Pope

Character is simply habit long continued.


I am a thing of beauty.

Frank Sinatra

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau

If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence.

Samuel Butler

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Education is hanging around until you've caught on.

Robert Frost

Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them.

Richard Bach

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

Horace Mann
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