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The giving of love is an education in itself.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Happiness is not a goal it is a byproduct.
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively.
When you get to the end of your rope tie a knot in it and hang on.
Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one's world.
Change means the unknown.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
...no one can afford not to be a man. No position can compensate for coming face to face with a robot when you are alone.
No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
It seems to me that I cannot afford, as a self-respecting individual, to refuse to do a thing merely because it will make me disliked or bring down a storm of criticism on my head.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
If he could not go out into the world, the world could come to him.
Do not be afraid of mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.
We have to make these young people (of the Depression) feel that they are necessary. (They should be given) "certain things for which youth craves – the chance for self-sacrifice for an ideal.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they don't make up their minds, someone will do it for them.
It's your life-but only if you make it so.
It is often the people who refuse to assume any responsibility who are apt to be the sharpest critics of those who do.
If you want a world ruled by law and not by force you must build up, from the very grassroots, a respect for law.
What you don't do can be a destructive force.
Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
I can not believe that war is the best solution. No one won the last war, and no one will win the next war.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
I'm glad I never feel important it does complicate life.
More people are ruined by victory I imagine than by defeat.
It isn't enough to talk about peace one must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it one must work at it.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
You not only have a right to be an individual. You have a responsibility.
This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being- we can do it!
This I know. This I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it!
Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.
Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people.