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Any one must see at a glance that if men and women
by Harriet Martineau

Any one must see at a glance that if men and women
marry those whom they do not love,
they must love those whom they do not marry.
- Harriet Martineau

Men who pass most comfortably through this world are
those who possess good digestions and hard hearts.
- Harriet Martineau

What office is there which involves more responsibility,
which requires more qualifications, and which ought,
therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
- Harriet Martineau

There have been few things in my life which have had
a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.
- Harriet Martineau

 

It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential
requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific
knowledge of human nature.
- Harriet Martineau

You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today;
for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and
all the other tomorrows that follow.
- Harriet Martineau

The progression of emancipation of any class usually,
if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class.
- Harriet Martineau

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If a test of civilization be sought,
none can be so sure as the condition of that half of
society over which the other half has power.
- Harriet Martineau

The sum and substance of female education in America,
as in England, is training women to consider marriage
as the sole object in life,
and to pretend that they do not think so.
- Harriet Martineau

Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
- Harriet Martineau

If there is any country on earth where the course of
true love may be expected to run smooth,
it is America.
- Harriet Martineau

I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author
spectacles can see them as they are.
- Harriet Martineau

A soul preoccupied with great ideas best performs small duties.
- Harriet Martineau

Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty.
If it be so, let the modesty succumb.
It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
- Harriet Martineau

A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties.
- Harriet Martineau

We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it,
but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.
- Harriet Martineau

Laws and customs may be creative of vice;
and should be therefore perpetually under process of
observation and correction:
but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue:
they may encourage and help to preserve it;
but they cannot originate it.
- Harriet Martineau

But is it not the fact that religion emanates from the nature,
from the moral state of the individual? Is it not therefore
true that unless the nature be completely exercised,
the moral state harmonized, the religion cannot be healthy?
- Harriet Martineau

For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience
from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen...
than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.
- Harriet Martineau

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau


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