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    - P -
  1. What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
      Thomas Paine

  2. Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
      Dorothy Parker

  3. We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.
      Blaise Pascal

  4. It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
      Blaise Pascal

  5. We do not remember days, we remember moments.
      Cesare Pavese

  6. Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.
      Laurence J. Peter

  7. The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
      Eden Phillpots

  8. Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
      Pablo Picasso

  9. Remember that life is not measured in hours but in accomplishments.
      James A. Pike

  10. The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
      Linus Pauling

  11. Where there is much to risk, there is much to consider.

  12. The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived.
        Howard Pyle

  13. - R -
  14. You can accomplish much if you don't care who gets the credit.
      Ronald Reagan

  15. Children are entitled to their otherness, as anyone is; and when we reach them, as we sometimes do, it is generally on a point of sheer delight, to us so astonishing, but to them so natural.
      Alastair Reid

  16. In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice, there is.
      Chuck Reid

  17. The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth.
      La Rochefoucauld

  18. I can remember way back when a liberal was one who was generous with his money.
      Will Rogers

  19. It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.
      Will Rogers

  20. Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead.
      Will Rogers

  21. The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation. I never yet talked to the man who wanted to save time who could tell me what he was going to do with the time he saved.
      Will Rogers

  22. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to he man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew niether victory nor defeat.
      Theodore Roosevelt

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

  24. A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
       Leo Rosten

  25. Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.
      Bertrand Russell

    - S -
  26. Most people seek after what they do not possess and are enslaved by the very things they want to acquire.
      Anwar El-Sadat

  27. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
      Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  28. There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
      St. Francis De Sales

  29. Our lives are like a candle in the wind.
      Carl Sandburg

  30. Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
      Albert Schweitzer

  31. Man is a clever aninmal who behaves like an imbecile.
      Albert Schweitzer

  32. The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.
      David Searles

  33. This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
      George Bernard Shaw, from Man and Superman

  34. It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
      George Bernard Shaw

  35. Life is no brief candle to me. I is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
      George Bernard Shaw

  36. It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning. We bring meaning by how we love the world.
      Bernie S. Siegel, MD

  37. Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
      B.F. Skinner

  38. The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
      Roy L. Smith

  39. We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.
      Roy L. Smith

  40. Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

  41. There is no sense in crying over spilt milk.

  42. A short saying often contains much wisdom.

  43. It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization - It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.
      Charles Sorenson

  44. Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny, he thinks he is in the world for something important and it gives him drive and confidence.
      Dr. Benjamin Spock

  45. It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
      Charles H. Spurgeon

  46. Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
      Laurence Sterne

  47. We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
      Robert Louis Stevenson

  48. There is so much good in the worst of us, an so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.
      Robert Louis Stevenson

  49. The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
      Robert Louis Stevenson

  50. You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
      Robert Louis Stevenson

  51. I know what pleasure is, for I have done good work.
      Robert Louis Stevenson

  52. I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.
      Harriet Beecher Stowe

  53. Argument is the worst sort of conversation.
      Jonathan Swift

  54. Beware the fury of a patient man.
      Publius Syrus

  55. You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot.
      Publius Syrus

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  56. A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
      --Rabindranath Tagore

  57. If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, 'There goes another day of my life, never to return,' you will become time conscious.
      A. B. Zu Tavern

  58. I am a part of all that I have seen.
      Alfred Lord Tennyson

  59. There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
      Mother Teresa

  60. Knowledge is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
      --Tao Te Ching

  61. To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
       William M. Thackeray

  62. If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears however measured and far away.
      Henry David Thoreau

  63. When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
      Henry David Thoreau

  64. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
      Henry David Thoreau

  65. Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
      Henry David Thoreau

  66. Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
      Henry David Thoreau

  67. No way of thinking, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.
      --Henry David Thoreau

  68. That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
      Henry David Thoreau

  69. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
      Leo Tolstoy

  70. Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
      Dr. Dale Turner

  71. Twenty years fron now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
      Mark Twain

  72. Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
      Mark Twain

  73. Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
      Mark Twain

  74. Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
      Mark Twain

  75. Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
      Mark Twain

  76. It is discouraging to try and penetrate a mind like yours. You ought to get it out and dance on it. That would take some of the rigidity out of it.
      Mark Twain

  77. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
      Mark Twain

  78. The man that sets out to carry a cat by it's tail learns something that will always be useful and which will never grow dim or doubtful.
      Mark Twain

  79. Progress is not created by contented people.
      Frank Tyger

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