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There are two kinds of people in the world.
by Abigail Van Buren

There are two kinds of people in the world.
Those who walk into a room and say, "There you are" and those who say,
"Here I am"
- Abigail Van Buren

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us,
we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

 

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.
- Abigail Van Buren

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
- Abigail Van Buren

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A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
- Abigail Van Buren

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
- Abigail Van Buren

Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you,
you've got to help pay for piping.
And the Piper!
- Abigail Van Buren

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground,
put some responsibility on their shoulders.
- Abigail Van Buren

Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose.
- Abigail Van Buren

The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
- Abigail Van Buren

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

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight;
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors,
which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment
and the other by acts of love. Power based on love
is a thousand times more effective and permanent
then the one derived from fear of punishment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
- Mencius

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
- Friedrich Halm

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
- Benjamin Franklin

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
- Billy Graham

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

This is the answer to all questions about relationship.
When two people sing their lives in harmony,
their lives are grand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns,
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby

Falling in love and having a relationship
are two different things.
- Keanu Reeves

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
- Eva Gabor

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

At the beginning and at the end of love,
the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Give the right man two fishes and some bread,
and he will feed the world;
give the wrong man two fishes and some bread
and he will invent the fast-food fish sandwich.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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