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We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
– Samuel Johnson
We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
– Alfred North Whitehead
We cannot too soon convince ourselves how easily we may be dispensed with in the world. What important personages we imagine ourselves to be! We think that we alone are the life of the circle in which we move; in our absence, we fancy that life, existence, breath will come to a general pause, and, alas, the gap which we leave is scarcely perceptible, so quickly is it filled again; nay, it is often the place, if not of something better, at least for something more agreeable.
– Goethe
We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
– Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Stal Stal
We challenge each other to be funnier and smarter.
– Annie Gottlieb
We cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and at the 11th hour something gloriously triumphant will prevent the worst before it happens.
– Brooks Atkinson
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.
– Evelyn Waugh
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
– Kahlil Gibran
We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy - but because they are hard! Because that challenge is one we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone and one we intend to win!
– John F. Kennedy, Rice University speech on September 12, 1962
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
– John F. Kennedy
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
We come and go just like ripples in a stream.
– John V. Politis
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
– Rabindranath Tagore
We come to feel as we behave.
– Paul Pearsall
We composers are at least as significant as the stars who make 14 million or 15 million. You just don't see us.
– Michael Kamen
We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
– Athol
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it we respect that of others, without fearing it.
– Thomas Jefferson
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
– Thomas Jefferson
We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.
– Barbara Colorose
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
– Helen Keller
We create an environment where it is alright to hate, to steal, to cheat, and to lie if we dress it up with symbols of respectability, dignity and love.
– Whitney Moore, Jr.
We create in people through our actions and example. In this way people around us become reflections of our own behavioral patterns and internal energies.
– Bryant McGill
We create our lives a thought at a time. And sometimes, it comes down to changing a thought such as 'Why did this happen to me' into 'There is a divine plan and there is a reason for this, and my choice is to create the most positive reaction I can.'
– Dee Wallace Stone
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
– Tom Stoppard

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