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If there were no schools to take the children away
by Edward W. Howe

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A thief believes everybody steals.
- 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

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

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

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

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

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian Proverb

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

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

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

Begin each day as if it were on purpose.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

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 about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp


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