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When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.
Everybody wants to change the world, but nobody thinks about changing himself.
Once we're thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it's only here that the new and the good begins.
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life—becoming a better person.
Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.
Men pray to the Almighty to relieve poverty. But poverty comes not from God's laws-it is blasphemy of the worst kind to say that. Poverty comes from man's injustice to his fellow man.
If you make it a habit not to blame others, you will feel the growth of the ability to love in your soul, and you will see the growth of goodness in your life.
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
If you want to be happy, be.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty.
All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.
My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.
Dear Lord, what a madhouse the world is!
The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people.
There is something in the human spirit that will survive and prevail, there is a tiny and brilliant light burning in the heart of man that will not go out no matter how dark the world becomes.
The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.
Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
...so remember: great achievements take time, there is no overnight success.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
Very often, all the activity of the human mind is directed not in revealing the truth, but in hiding the truth
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
The most important time is Now
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Everything depends on upbringing.
The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.
The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.
Happiness is in your ability to love others.
I have found that a story leaves a deeper impression when it is impossible to tell which side the author is on.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
The only significance of life consists in helping to establish the kingdom of God.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. There is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all.
The most mentally deranged people are certainly those who see in others indications of insanity they do not notice in themselves.
If Mormonism is able to endure, unmodified, until it reaches the third and fourth generation, it is destined to become the greatest power the world has ever known.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.