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Real strength is not just a condition of one's muscle, but a tenderness in one's spirit. - McCallister Dodds

Dignity comes not from control, but from understanding who you are and taking your rightful place in the world. - Unknown

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. - Charles Caleb Colton

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. - John Paul Jones

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain

You get what you pay for. - Unknown

Where facts are few, experts are many. - Donald R. Gannon

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Friedrich Engels

People can change, but not that much. - Loeb's Law

If it seems too be good to be true it is! - Unknown

Nothing is free. - Unknown

When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear. - Mark Twain

Everything takes longer than it takes. - Bill De Matte

You can't measure moderation without excess. - T.J. Brownfield

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. - Thomas Paine

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin

I haven't failed; I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. - Thomas Edison

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa

Do what you can with what you have where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt

The worse thing you can do in life is to stop learning. - Vincent Demanuele

Do not do what you would most like to do. Do what your adversary would least like you to do. - Sun Tzu

You can't expand small minds with logical argument. - Unknown

A day cannot live in infamy without the nourishment of rage. - Lance Morrow

The difference between being a coward and a hero is not whether you're scared; it's what you do while you’re scared. - Sgt. Jeff Struecker

We all live, we all die, but love for the people we leave behind transcends space and time, life and death, rooms and worlds. - Kevin Lasit

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it. - Abraham Lincoln

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tze

Not people die but worlds die in them. - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Nepotism reigns amidst incompetents. - William Bostjan

It's the supply of money that allows you to learn patience. - Jason Richard Evans

Everything looks greener on the other side...until you're knee deep in the swamp. - William Bostjan

Political Correctness: the elevation of sensitivity over truth. - Bill Maher

A sword is never the killer; it’s a tool in the killer’s hands. - Lucious Annaeus Seneca

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. - Mark Twain

You will never know how much it cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you make good use of it. - John Quincy Adams

In time, you will learn that an old friend is very much like a good mirror. The longer you stare into it, the harder it is to find the flaws. - Patricia A. Jackson

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A. Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas A. Edison

What may be done at any time will be done at no time. - Scottish Proverb

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. - Barry LePatner

Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one. - Scottish Proverb

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. - Wendell Johnson

Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails. - Scottish Proverb

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. - Rita Mae Brown

The past is indestructible. - Robert Mclaughlin

Wait...Does this story end any other way than you being an asshole? - Bill De Matte

In the end it all piles up so tall to one big nothing...One big nothing at all. - Dave Matthews

When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph. - Pierre Corneille

The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it. - Lord Macaulay

You must learn to face the fact, always, that you choose to do what you do, and that everything you do affects not only you but others. - Holly Lisle

Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty. - Jefferson Davis

The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for. - Dan Millman

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. - Matthew Arnold

Scars are souvenirs you never lose. - Johnny Rzeznik

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on? - Peter McWilliams

Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised. - Marilyn Manson

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved. - Confucius

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. - Thomas Jefferson

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' - Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO WHAT A RIDE! - Unknown

I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. - John Wayne

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. - Ralph Charell

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive. - Robert Heinlein

No good deed goes unpunished. - Clare Boothe Luce

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. - Confucius

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln

Hope dangles on a string like slow spinning redemption, winding in and winding out. The shine of it has caught my eye. - Dashboard Confessional

Great stones they lay upon his chest until he plead aye or nay. They say he give them but two words. More weight, he says. And died. - Arthur Miller

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself. - Garth Brooks

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. - Michel de Montaigne

A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. - Andre Maurois

A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to. - Tom Bissell

Not to be crude, but 99% of most men's problems are caused by the woman he came out of or the one he's trying to get into. - Telford Campbell

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. - Eleanor Roosevelt

The easiest way to tell the Right Thing from the Wrong Thing, is 99.9% of the time the Right Thing is always the hard thing to do. - Phil Olsen

What you are is a question only you can answer. - Lois McMaster Bujold

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. - Langston Coleman

Darkness does not happen overnight; darkness is a journey. - Unknown

In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Listen, I can't fight your demons 'cause I have to fight you. - Joe Purdy

With female menopause you gain weight and get hot flashes. Male menopause: you get to date young girls and drive motorcycles. - John Wayne

The things we carry; the things we take with us, are the things we are, not the things we leave behind. - David Galbreath

I like being a little bit drunk, even if I’m a little bit sad and it makes you a little bit mad, I don’t mind so much but I wonder why I still can’t find by sight or by touch the way out. - David Galbreath

Whether he likes it or not, a man's character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in cards, as in life. - Anthony Holden

Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. It can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring or hard and impersonal. It is fickle and elusive, but ultimately it is fair, and right, and just. - Lou Kriege

There is a thin line between not listening and not caring. I like to think I walk that line everyday - Griff (of Red vs. Blue)

Could you put that in a memo titled: "Shit I already know?" - Griff (of Red vs. Blue)

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. - John Stuart Mill

Calculate the changes, that in time, turn to nothing and then multiply yourself by my pain. - Ryan Adams

It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage. - Indiana Jones

When you vote, you are exercising political authority, you're using force. And force my friends is violence. The supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived. - Jean Rasczak

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent. - Fredrick Nietzsche

I need to be a lot less Han Solo and a bit more Obi-Wan Kenobi; less "Never tell me the odds!" more "Use the Force...Let Go!". - Phil Olsen

Worry is interest paid in advance on a debt that never comes due. - David Mamet

When you dance with the Devil, the Devil don't change, the Devil changes you. - Andrew Kevin Walker

People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead. - Edith Wharton

It's easy to stand for what is right when there is no cost but hot air and brave words. - Unknown

Nothing is gained without loss to balance the scales. - Laren Miller

Mastery of self is the only mastery that matters. - Unknown

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”  ―Leonardo da Vinci

You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel. - Unknown

Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it. - Unknown

Any woman who asks for equality deserves the demotion. - Oscar Wilde

Chivalry isn't dead, it's just taking a vacation until women realize that equality sucks. - Daniel Tosh

We all — in the end — die in medias res. - Mona Simpson

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. - Mark Twain

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - George S. Patton

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. - Mark Twain

How someone fights is as important as how they love; for one can be the undoing of the other. - Phil Olsen


I can't think of anything in life that I wanted that I have not gotten; but I can remeber anyone ever giving it to me. - T.J. Brownfield