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	A man is what he is, not what men say he is. His character no man can 
	touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and 
	only he himself can damage that. His reputation is what men say he is. 
	That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.
			-John B. Gough

	As the dimensions of the tree are not always regulated by the size of 
	the seed, so the consequences of things are not always proportionate 
	to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. 
	Thus, the American Revolution, from which little was expected, 
	produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was 
	expected, produced little.
			-Charles C. Colton

	The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and 
	to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
			-Lin Yutang

	If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not 
	bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man
			-Mark Twain

	The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in 
	what direction we are moving
			-Oliver Wendell Holmes

	Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and 
	duplicity than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
			-Charles C. Colton

	Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot 
	exist without sin.
			-Desiderius Erasmus

	Choose rather to punish your appetities than be punished by them
			-Tyrius Maximus

	We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real 
	tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

	One should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom 
	that is in it-and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sat down 
	on a hot stove lid! She will never sit down on a hot stove lid 
	again-and that's well; but also she will never sit down on a cold 
	one any more
			-Mark Twain

	I am prepared for the worst but hope for the best
			-Benjamin Disraeli

	Misfortunes one can endure-they come from outside, they are accidents. 
	But to suffer for one's own faults-ah!-there is a sting of life!
			-Oscar Wilde

	Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can
			-Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

	Human Nature is not so miserable as that we should be always melancholy; 
	nor so happy as that we should be always merry. In a word, a man 
	should not live as if there were no God in the world; nor, at the 
	same time, as if there were no men in it.
			-Joseph Addison

	If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good 
	remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away 
	and the evil remains

	The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be 
	criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is part of the 
	penalty for greatness, and every great man understands it; and 
	understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof 
	of greatness lies in being able to endure contumely without resentment.
			-Elbert Hubbard

	For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness
			-Ralph Waldo Emerson

	If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; 
	but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always 
	difficult, for we believe others to be happier than we are.
			-Baron De La Montesquieu

	Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat
			-Harry Emerson Fosdick

	You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by someone 
	else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honor.
			-William Lyon Phelps

	Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with 
	your hands. But, like the seafaring men on the desert of waters, 
	you choose them as your guides, and following them reach your destiny.
			-Carl Schurz

	It is harder to keep at the top than to get there. There are no 
	office hours for leaders.

	It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The 
	more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards 
	the defects of others.
			-Joseph Addison

	The injuries that we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed 
	in the same scales.

	It is because men are prone to be partial towards those they love, 
	unjust to those they hate, servile to those above them, and either 
	harsh or overindulgent to those below them in station, poverty or 
	distress, that it is difficult to find anyone capable of forming 
	a sound judgment with respect to the qualities of others.

	The essence of justice is mercy. Making a child suffer for 
	wrongdoing is merciful to the child. There is no mercy in letting 
	the child have its own will, plunging headlong to destruction with 
	the bit of its mouth. There is no mercy to society nor to the 
	criminal if the wrong is not repressed and the right not 
	vindicated. We injure the culprit who comes up to take his proper 
	doom at the bar of justice, if we do not make him feel that he has 
	done a wrong thing. We may deliver his body from the prison, but 
	not at the expense of justice nor to his own injury.
			-E. H. Chapin

	They who are in the highest places, and have the most power, 
	have the least liberty, because they are the most observed.
			-John Tillotson

	You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if 
	a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
			-Mohandas K. Gandhi

	Your mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can 
	enter except by your permission.
			-Arnold Bennett

	The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually 
	fearing you will make one.
			-Elbert Hubbard

	When you are young you think money is the most important in 
	life. When you are old, you know it is.
			-Oscar Wilde

	Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may 
	reasonably be expected to do everything for money.

	A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too 
	late to let her know that he sees it.
			-William Dean Howells

	New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without 
	any other reason but because they are not already common.
			-John Locke

	It took mankind the whole period of recorded time until the early 
	nineteenth century to achieve a population of one billion, only 
	a century to achieve a second billion. It took somewhat over thirty 
	years to raise the world population to three billion. At the present 
	rate of increase, only fifteen years will be required to bring the 
	figure to four billion.
			-John D. Rockefeller III (1963)

	It is preoccupations with possessions more than anything else, 
	that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
			-Bertrand Russell

	Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest 
	heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted 
	with unlimited power.
			-Charles C. Colton

	I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving 
	praise, and closing it with an exception
			-Richard Steele

	The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first 
	speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but."
			-Henry Ward Beecher

	I have been driven many times to my knees, by the overwhelming 
	conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that 
	of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
			-Abraham Lincoln

	Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in 
	others, and to overlook in himself.
			-Dr. Samuel Johnson

	We do not correct the man we hang; we correct others by him.
			-Michel Eyquem De Monaigne

	Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

	To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
			-William Hazlitt

	When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a 
	minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's 
	longer than any hour. That's relativity.
			-Albert Einstein

	He that cleanses a blot with blotted fingers makes a greater blur.
			-Francis Quarles

	There are two great rules of life, the one general and the other 
	The first is that everyone can, in the end, get what he wants, if 
	he only tries. That is the general rule.
	The particular rule is that every individual is, more or less, 
	an exception to the rule.
			-Samuel Butler

	The great tragedy of science-the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis 
	by an ugly fact.
			-Thomas Huxley

	Perpetual self-inspection leads to spiritual hypochondria (abnormal anxiety)

	I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desire, rather 
	than in attempting to satisfy them.
			-John Stuart Mill

	The lesson of the tremendous days through which we are passing is 
	that men cannot live upon the achievements of their forefathers, 
	but must themselves renew them. We cannot escape the elementary 
	facts of life-that for a people there is nothing for nothing, that 
	what they have they must themselves make, that what they cherish 
	they must themselves achieve, what they wish to keep they must 
	themselves defend.
			-Walter Lippmann

	It is in sickness that we most feel the need of that sympathy which 
	shows how much we are dependent upon one another for our comfort, 
	and even our necessities. Thus, disease, opening our eyes to the 
	realities of life, is an indirect blessing.
			-Hosea Ballou

	The noblest deeds are well enough set forth in simple language; 
	emphasis spoils them.
			-Jean de La Bruyere

	Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
			-Harriet Beeche Stowe

	Talking and eloquence are not the same; to speak and to speak well 
	are two things.
			-Ben Jonson

	Those who have few affairs to attend to are great speakers. The 
	less men think, the more they talk.
			-Charles Secondat de Montesquieu

	My rule, in which I have always found satisfaction, is never to 
	turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest, 
	but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at 
	the time, leaving the consequences with Providence.
			-Benjamin Franklin

	So long as you keep a person down, there must be some part of you 
	down there to keep him down.
			-Marian Anderson

	Success consecrates the foulest crimes.     -Seneca

	A young man, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion 
	either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just 
	happens in this world: Everything is brought about. Success never 
	comes to a man of its own volition: It will meet a man halfway, 
	but it will never come to him all the way.
			-Edward W. Box

	It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
			-Napoleon Bonaparte

	There is not much difference, really, between the squirrel laying 
	up nuts and the man laying up money. Like the squirrel, the 
	man-at least at the start-is trying to provide for his basic needs. 
	I don't know much about squirrels, but I think they know when they 
	have enough nuts. In this way they are superior to men, who often 
	don't know when they have enough, and frequently gamble away what 
	they have in the empty hope of getting more.
			-Bernard M. Baruch

	Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for 
	cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they 
	are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.
			-Charles C. Colton

	Suicide is not to fear of death, but yet to be afraid of life. It 
	is a brave act of valor to condemn death; but where life is more 
	terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
			-Thomas Browne

	What the superior man seeks is in himself, but what the small man 
	seeks is in others.

	The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because 
	their associates are little.
			-Dr. Samuel Johnson

	Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
			-Winston Churchill

	Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he 
	that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that 
	becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.
			-Dr. Samuel Johnson

	To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; 
	to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
			-Tryon Edwards

	The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the 
	natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying 
	it afterward.    -Anatole France
	Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for 
	being washed by them.
			-Christian Nevell Bovee

	Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total 
	abstinence from the things that are foul.
			-Frances E. Willard

	A man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner

	Live is wise, hatred is foolish. In this world getting more and 
	more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each 
	other to put up with the fact that some people say things that 
	we don't like. We can only live together in that way and if we 
	are to live and not to die together we must learn a kind of charity 	
	and tolerance absolutely vital to the continuance of human life 
	on this planet.
			-Bertrand Russell

	He who does not understand your silence will probably not 
	understand your words.
			-Elbert Hubbard

	We always dread the sight of the person we love when we have 
	been coquetting elsewhere.
			-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

	That which is to be most desired in America is oneness and not sameness.
			-Stephen S. Wise

	The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable 
	one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all 
	progress depends on the unreasonable man.
			-George Bernard Shaw

	A man should be upright, not to be kept upright.
			-Marcus Aurelius

	An injurious truth has no merit over an injurious lie. Neither 
	should ever be uttered. The man who speaks an injurious truth, lest 
	his soul be not saved if he do otherwise, should reflect that that 
	sort of soul is not strictly worth saying.
			-Mark Twain

	They who believe in virtue because man has never been found perfect, 
	might as reasonably deny the Sun because it is not always noon.
			-Augustus Hare

	Without a rich heart wealth is an ugly beggar.
			-Ralph Waldo Emerson

	Wealth, after all, is a relative thing, since he that has little, 
	and wants less, is richer than he who has much, but wants more.
			-Charles C. Colton

	Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow 
	is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only 
	different kinds of good weather.
			-John Ruskin

	Fools learn nothing from wise men, but wise men learn much from fools.
			-Johann Kaspar Lavater

	Be very slow to believe that you are wise than all others; it 
	is a fatal but common error.
			-Charles C. Colton

	In seeking wisdom, thou art wise; in imagining that you hast 
	attained it, thou art a fool.
			-Rabbi Ben-Azai

	The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, 
	is but of the nature of learning; whereas, the experience gained 
	from actual life is of the nature of wisdom; and a small store 
	of the latter is worth vastly more than any stock of the former.
			-Samuel Smiles

	It is by vivacity and wit that man shines in company; but trite 
	jokes and loud laughter reduce him to a buffoon.

	Next to God, we are indebted to women, first for life itself, 
	and then for making it worth having.
			-Christian Nevell Bovee

	Pleasure is to women what the sun is to the flower; if moderately 
	enjoyed, it beautifies, it refreshes and it improves; if 
	immoderately, it withers, deteriorates, and destroys.
			-Charles C. Colton

	There are some who only employ words for the purpose of 
	disguising their thoughts.

	The world is but a large prison, out of which some are daily 
	selected for execution.
			-Walter Raleigh

	He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself 
	much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without his is 
	still more mistaken.
			-Francois De La Rochefoucauld

-------Khanh L. Bui-------
Source: Jacob M. Braude, Quotes by Famous People
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