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Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them. ...
by Edward W. Howe

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
- Edward W. Howe

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If there were no schools to take the children away
from home part of the time,
the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
- Edward W. Howe

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking
if there is anything you can do.
Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edward W. Howe

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he
will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than
those of algebra and geometry.
- Edward W. Howe

 

A thief believes everybody steals.
- Edward W. Howe

There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men,
and expects to make a living at it.
- Edward W. Howe

Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as
women have of their wrongs.
- Edward W. Howe

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People are always neglecting something they can do
in trying to do something they can't do.
- Edward W. Howe

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
- Edward W. Howe

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles,
you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
- Edward W. Howe

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
- Edward W. Howe

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize
are really looking for the particulars.
- Edward W. Howe

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
- Edward W. Howe

There is nothing so well known as that we should not
expect something for nothing -
but we all do and call it Hope.
- Edward W. Howe

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives,
and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
- Edward W. Howe

If a man has money, it is usually a sign,
too, that he knows how to take care of it;
don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it.
- Edward W. Howe

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
- Edward W. Howe

No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.
- Edward W. Howe

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
- Edward W. Howe

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has
a better opinion of him than he deserves.
- Edward W. Howe

Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.
- Edward W. Howe

You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him,
you are doing well enough.
- Edward W. Howe

The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
- Edward W. Howe

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

It is nearly a certainty that some
of your expectations will not be met today -
choose Joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people move our souls to dance.
- Flavia Weedn

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

When someone has a strong intuitive connection,
Buddhism suggests that it's because of karma,
some past connection.
- Richard Gere

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill


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