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We usually do well what we like to do. When anyone finds something he especially likes to do, and can do just a little better than anyone else, and in a way all his own, it is probably his particular work in the world. It is often nearer than he dreams. – Clara Barrus

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Serene I fold my hands and wait
Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;
I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate,
For lo! my own shall come to me.

– John Burroughs

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The most precious things of life are near at hand, without money and without price. Each of you has the whole wealth of the universe at your very door. All that I ever had, and still have, may be yours by stretching forth your hand and taking it. – John Burroughs

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The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. – Eric Hoffer

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It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams. – Simone Weil

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You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment. – – Alvin Toffler

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Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. – Satchel Paige

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You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think. – Dorthy Parker

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All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door . – Albert Camus

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The universe has farted immensely in all our faces. And we try to ignore the huge stink the best we can. – Frank Kuppner

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Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. – Benjamin Disraeli

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We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us. – Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

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I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. – Winston Churchill

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So convenient a thing to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.  –  Benjamin Franklin

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Truth and sincerity have a certain distinguishing native luster about them which cannot be perfectly counterfeited; they are like fire and flame, that cannot be painted. –  Benjamin Franklin

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If two persons equal in judgment play for a considerable sum, he that loves money most shall lose; his anxiety for the success of the game confounds him. – Benjamin Franklin

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Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all. – Khalil Gibran

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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone. – Arthur Schopenhauer

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A life of slothful ease, a life of that peace which springs merely from lack either of desire or of power to strive after great things, is as little worthy of a nation as of an individual. – Teddy Roosevelt

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I like that about the Republicans, the evidence does not faze them, they are not bothered at all by the facts. – Bill Clinton

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The easiest person to deceive is one’s self. – Lord Lytton

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Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. – Benjamin Franklin

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People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. – William Butler Yeats