Category Character

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No man knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan, and raised an adolescent. ~ Marcelene Cox

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Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome. ~ Golda Meir

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I give you bitter pills in sugar coating. The pills are harmless; the poison is in the sugar.  ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

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Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince. ~ Vincent Lombardi

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I have learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. ~ James Rhinehart

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The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes, rather than their minds. ~ Will Durant

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Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. Don’t fall victim to what I call the Ready-Aim-Aim-Aim Syndrome. You must be willing to fire. ~ T. Boone Pickens

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Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. ~ Eric Hoffer

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Acceptance of dissent is the fundamental requirement of a free society. ~ Richard Royster

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It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on… ~  Markus Zusak

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I am haunted by humans. ~ Markus Zusak

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Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table. ~ Henry James

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Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone — Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own. ~ Adam L. Gordon

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I never reprimand a boy in the evening–darkness and a troubled mind are a poor combination. ~ Frank L. Boyden

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Marriage is not a ritual or an end.  It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. ~ Amy Bloom

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The wise know their weakness too well to assume infallibility; and he who knows most, knows best how little he knows. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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The soul does not give up to despair until it has exhausted all illusions. ~ Victor Hugo

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There’s nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. ~ Eva Hoffman

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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindien

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Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator.  But among those whom I love, I can:  All of them make me laugh. ~ W. H. Auden

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The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us. ~ Hubert Humphrey

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A person is grown up not when they can take care of themselves, but when they can take care of others.

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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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I’m just a person trapped inside a woman’s body. ~ Elayne Boosler

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It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But…it is better to be good than to be ugly. ~ Oscar Wilde

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You can always find a capable helping hand at the end of your own sleeve. ~ Zig Ziglar

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A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad.  An optimist is a man who hopes they are.  ~ Chauncey Mitchell Depew

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You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.  ~ Amy Carmichael

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Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. ~ Peter Drucker

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We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. ~ George Orwell  

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Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. ~ Jack Johnson

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People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false; a gift confers no rights. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. ~ Stanley Horowitz

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I praise loudly; I blame softly. ~ Catherine the Second

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Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. ~ Robert S. Lynd

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–myth is more potent than history–dreams are more powerful than facts–hope always triumphs over experience–laughter is the cure for grief–love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

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From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. ~ Luke 12:48

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We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. ~ H. L. Mencken

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I never confused what I had with what I was. ~Jonathan Safran Foer

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I’m convinced that it’s energy and humor. The two of them combined equal charm.~ Judith Krantz

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Winning isn’t everything.  Wanting to is. ~ Catfish Hunter  

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The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost  

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Society doesn’t have values. People have values. ~ Milton Friedman  

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It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.  ~ Albert Camus  

There Are Four Ways You Can Spend $

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There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy […]

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The idea of strictly minding our own business is moldy rubbish. Who could be so selfish? ~ Myrtie Barker  

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Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. ~ Honore de Balzac