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One promises much, to avoid giving little. ...
by Marquis De Vauvenargues

One promises much, to avoid giving little.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

 

The idle always have a mind to do something.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

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We should expect the best and the worst of mankind,
as from the weather.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength,
if you want to raise their character.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit;
few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes
led to extraordinary success.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men
is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

To possess taste, one must have some soul.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to
live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

All grand thoughts come from the heart.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Those who can bear all can dare all.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

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

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

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

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't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda


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