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Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.

War is the great scavenger of thought.

War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.

There is nothing so subject to the inconstancy of fortune as war.

War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of politics by other means.

It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.

I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.

All men think all men mortal, but themselves.

Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.

I dream, therefore I exist.

Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.

He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.

While the doctors consult, the patient dies.

Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.

The shortest answer is doing.

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.

When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.

The mob has many heads but no brains.

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.

A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

Life without a friend is death without a witness. (Spanish Proverb)

Translators, traitors.

If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.

The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.

Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best.

There is hope from the sea, but none from the grave.

When the apple is ripe it will fall.

Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.

Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.

It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all.

If your buttocks burn, you know you have done wrong.

A wise man hears one word and understands two.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Everyone will experience the consequences of his own acts. If his acts are right, he'll get good consequences; if they're not, he'll suffer for it. (Harry Browne)

Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished. (Orison Swett Marden)

You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Choose the way of life. Choose the way of love. Choose the way of caring... Choose the way of goodness. It's up to you. It's your choice. (Leo Buscaglia)

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination...they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building-steadily buildings. (Robert Collier)

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. (George Bernard Shaw)

Success doesn't come to you...you go to it. (Marva Collins)

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. (John Burroughs)

Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity. (Helen Schucman)

What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. (Alexander Graham Bell)

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of other; it is in yourself alone. (Orison Swett Marden)

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. (John D. Rockefeller)

The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life. (Lydia Maria Child)

Life in abundance comes only through great love. (Elbert Hubbard)

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life. (Smiley Blanton)

What force is more potent than love. (Igor Stravinsky)

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. (Henry J. Kaiser)

Opportunities? They are all around us...there is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. (Orison Swett Marden)

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand. (Bruce Barton)

We don't need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What we need is to use what we have. (Basil S. Walsh)

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for; but, rather something to be achieved. (William Jennings Bryan)

Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter. (B.C. Forbes)

Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. (Joseph Sugarman)

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. (Albert Einstein)

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. (Francois Bacon)

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job. (George Crane)

Opportunity...often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. (Napoleon Hill)

The price of success is perseverance. The price of failure comes cheaper. (Anonymous)

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. (Horace)

I contend that dishonesty will create a failure force that often manifests itself in other ways - ways not apparent to the outside observer. (Joseph Sugarman)

Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure. (Joseph Sugarman)

We can only learn to love by loving. (Iris Murdoch)

Too many poets delude themselves by thinking the mind is dangerous and must be left out. Well, the mind is dangerous and must be left in. (Robert Frost(1874-1963))

The future comes one day at a time. (Dean Acheson)

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. (William James)

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come. (Joan Baez)

Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball. (Mitzi Chandler)

Rule No. 1 is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule No. 2 is, it's all small stuff. (Robert Eliot)

You are all you will ever have for certain. (June Havoc)

If you want to be listened to, you should put time in listening. (Marge Piercy)

It is enough that I am of value to somebody today. (Hugh Prather)

Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you. (Herbert Gasser)

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest. (Thomas Fuller)

All that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable. (Kathleen Norris)

Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency. (Maya Angelou)

God gave burdens, also shoulders. (Yiddish proverb)

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. (Eva Young)

He who limps still walks. (Stanislaw Lec)

The mere sense of living is joy enough. (Emily Dickinson)

The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others. (Jean de La Bruyere)

Don't curse the darkness, light a candle. (Chinese proverb)

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. (Vince Lombardi)

The future is not in the hands of fate, but in ours. (Jules Jusserano)

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. (Golda Meir)

Never let yesterday use up today. (Richard H. Nelson)

If you see a snake, kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes. (H. Ross Perot)

Lord, when I am wrong, make me willing to change; when I am right, make me easy to live with. So strengthen me that the power if my example will far exceed the authority of my rank. (Pauline H. Peters)

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. (John Maxwell)

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. (Corita Kent)

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. (Francis Bacon)

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. (Khalil Gibran)

Fear breeds fear. (Byron Janis)

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him. (Henry L. Stimson)

Some folks never exaggerate, they just remember big. (Audrey Snead)

People who never get carried away should be. (Malcolm Forbes)

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. (Confucius)

Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is. (Catfish Hunter)

Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement. (Thomas N. Carruther)

Elbow grease is the best polish. (English Proverb)

A good garden may have some weeds. (Thomas Fuller)

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. (Jacob A. Riis)

Every path has its puddle. (English Proverb)

Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue. (Andre Gide)

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. (Hosea Ballou)

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. (Edith Wharton)

To make a man happy, fill his hands with work. (Frederick E. Crane)

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. (Menclus)

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. (Josh Billings)

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. (Anne Frank)

Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to. (Arnold Glasow)

Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests. (George Matthew Adams)

Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it. (Ovid)

Winners are men who have dedicated their whole lives to winning. (Woody Hayes)

No one can build her security on the nobleness of another person. (Willa Cather)

You can't expect to win unless you know why you lose. (Benjamin Lipson)

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. (Raymond Lindquist)

No one knows what he can do until he tries. (Publilius Syrus)

The true test of character is...how we behave when we don't know what to do. (John Holt)

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. (Abraham Lincoln)

Not everything that can be counted counts; and not everything that counts can be counted." (A. Einstein)

Today is yesterday's effect and tomorrow's cause. (Phillip Gribble)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

A man is literally what he thinks. (James Lane Allen)

Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight. (Scottish Proverb)

We only do well the things we like doing. (Colette)

Love teaches even asses to dance. (French Proverb)

Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Albert Einstein)

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. (Erma Bombeck)

If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. (Anonymous)

Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends. (William A. Irwin)

Dullness is a misdemeanor. (Ethel Wilson)

Pain is never permanent. (Saint Theresa of Avila)

Taking risks gives me energy. (Jay Chiat)

Fortune and love befriend the bold. (Ovid)

Nothing is interesting if you're not interested. (Helen MacInness)

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