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Just as the performance of the vilest and most wicked deeds requires spirit and talent, so even the greatest demand a certain insensitivity which under other circumstances we would call stupidity
In the long run, men only hit what they aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after
For a thing to remain undone nothing more is needed than to think of it done
One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low
He may well win the race that runs by himself
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."