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All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

     ... by Buddha

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In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

     ... by Albert Schweitzer

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The future of civilization depends on our overcoming the meaninglessness and hopelessness that characterizes the thoughts of men today.

... by Albert Schweitzer

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When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

... by Alexander Graham Bell

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     Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.

... by Matthew Arnold

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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

... by Albert Einstein

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What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?

... by Dr. Robert Schuller

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The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest meaning and significance.

... by Pablo Casals

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The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power,  just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.

... by T. Starr King

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It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.

... by Joseph Addison

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When I discover who I am, I'll be free.

... by Ralph Ellison

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You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.

... by Sheila Graham

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There is only one-way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.

... by Alan Paton

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To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

... by Bernadette Devlin

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Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.

... by Vaclav Havel

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Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

... by Bruce Barton

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Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

... by Chief Seattle

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Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

... by William Jennings Bryan

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