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Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
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Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)
One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
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Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650), 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
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John Keats (1795 - 1821)
I think there's a god and I know it's not me.
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Michael J. Fox (1961 - ), Good Housekeeping, June 2011
In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.
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Sir George Savile, 'Advice to a Daughter,' 1688
When weight loss becomes a goal in your life, eating right and exercising are just two pieces of the puzzle. Figuring out why you've put on the extra weight is the hardest part.
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Ali Vincent, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life, 2009
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
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Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895)
Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal.
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Ali Vincent, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life, 2009
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
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Clementine Paddleford
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
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The Dalai Lama (1935 - )
I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos, 1986
Big, sweeping life changes really boil down to small, everyday decisions.
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Ali Vincent, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life, 2009
I'm thirty years old, but I read at the thirty-four-year-old level.
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Dana Carvey (1955 - )
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there’s less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what’s the fun in eating anything you want to?
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Tom Hanks (1956 - ), Esquire, June 2006
Invention is the mother of necessity.
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Thorstein Veblen (1857 - 1929)
Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.
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Bern Williams
[M]aybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn't perfection but progress.
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Michelle Burford, O Magazine, 2003
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
The Devil's Dictionary Contributed Quotations

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