The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
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When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
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There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Cruel with guilt, and daring with despair, the midnight murderer bursts the faithless bar; invades the sacred hour of silent rest and leaves, unseen, a dagger in your breast.
Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.
A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.