Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer.

When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one.

To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.

Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Andre Gide

There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, "It all depends on me."

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