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I was a great dreamer of day dreams. ...
by Abraham Cahan

I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
- Abraham Cahan

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
- Abraham Cahan

Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth;
for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look,
smile, or act.
- Abraham Cahan

Be modest, humble, simple.
Control your anger.
- Abraham Cahan

 

Only the other world has substance and reality;
only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
- Abraham Cahan

If you feel that you are good, don't be too proud of it.
- Abraham Cahan

If you study the Talmud you please God even more than
you do by praying or fasting.
- Abraham Cahan

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The dearest days in one's life are those that seem
very far and very near at once.
- Abraham Cahan

What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
- Abraham Cahan

You must never tire fighting Satan.
- Abraham Cahan

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy,
and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan

What is wealth? A dream of fools.
- Abraham Cahan

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
- Abraham Cahan

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
- Abraham Cahan

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man
wearing a quilted silk cap;
holiness was something burning,
forbidding, something connected with fire while a day
had the form of an oblong box.
- Abraham Cahan

If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor,
the distinction is probably due, in some measure,
to the extremely important part which Talmud studies
have played in the spiritual life of the race.
- Abraham Cahan

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu


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