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...Not everything that can be counted counts; and not
everything that counts can be counted... 
        - Dr. Albert Einstein

   O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem            
   By that sweet ornament with which truth doth give;
   The rose is fair, but fairer we it deem
   For that sweet odor which doth in it live.

        -William Shakespeare
...'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it...   
        -Lord Byron

...Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who 
fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity...

        -Henry Van Dyke

...It is privilege of living to be...acutely, agonizingly conscious
of the moment that is always present and always passing...

        -Marya Mannes

...What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering...

        -G.B. Shaw

...The capacity to love gives our contemplation that glow without
which it might often fail to manifest beauty...

        -George Santayana 1896

...Proper words in proper places make the true definition of a style...

        -Jonathan Swift 1720
...Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would come to be different...

        -Katherine Mansfield

...The best portion of a good mans life-his little, nameless, 
unremembered acts of kindness and love...

        -William Wordsworth

...For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for
knowledge is the image of existence, and things mean and splendid
exist alike..
        -Francis Bacon 1620

...The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your
thoughts...take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to
virtue and reasonable nature...

        -Marcus Aurelius

...Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise
of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals...

        -William Jordan

   There are two hearts whose movements thrill
    In unison so closely sweet,
   That pulse to pulse responsive still,
    They both must heave, or cease to beat.

        -Lord Byron
...Life only demands from you the strength you possess...

        -D. Hammarskjold

...To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems
of your life you are the solution... 

        -Joe Cordare 

...How shall we pass most swiftly from point to point, and be present
always at the focus where the greatest number of vital forces unite
in their purest energy? To maintain this ecstacy is success in life...

        -Walter Pater

   This above all: to thine own self be true, 
   And it must follow, as the night the day,
   Thou canst not then be false to any man...

        -William Shakespeare

...Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are 
truly endless... 

        -Mother Theresa 

...Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it...

...The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and 
the observed...

        -Pierre de Chardin 

   Carry sunshine with you;
    Skies are often gray;
   Then how one small sunbeam
    Brightens all the day!
   Sunshine shared with others
    Gives a warmer glow;
   You'll find those who need it
    Everywhere you go.

        -Susan Gammons
...You cannot escape the results of your thoughts...whatever your
present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your
thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your
controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration...

        -James Allen

   Every man stamps his value on himself...
   man is made great or small by his own will.

        -J. Von Schiller

...So smile away! Folks understand what by a smile is meant...

        -Wilbur Nesbit
   Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
   It is because we are different that each of us is special.


...May you live all the days of your life... 
        -Jonathan Swift

...Whatever the ups and downs of detail within our limited experience,
the larger whole is primarily beautiful...

        -Gregory Bateson

   Alas those eyes which lead you astray,
   Forever on the loose.
   And yet I confess with candour
   That no matter where else they roam
   If they roam towards me
   I enter into life.

        -Anonymous hieroglyphic text 1500 BC

...That which is striking and attractive is not always good. That which
is good is always beautiful...
        -D'l Enclos

...Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its 
knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very
nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as
transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer...

        -Immanuel Kant

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