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We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.

Gaius Petronius

If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life.

Kwan-Tzu

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying Nothing.

William Shakespeare

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer

Life is pain, highness Anyone who says differently is selling something.

William Goldman

The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.

Edwin Conklin

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Carl Gustav Jung

Don't take life seriously because you can't come out of it alive.

Warren Miller

I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.

Charles Scribner, Jr.

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions it is the best refreshment on the journey and it is the greatest property.

Buddha

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other going in opposite directions.

George Carlin, Napalm and Silly Putty

I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don't have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I only regret that I have one life to lose for my country.

Nathan Hale

As soon as there is life there is danger.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live your own life, for you will die your own death.

Latin Proverb

To laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.

Jack Youngblood

Senator, I am one of them. You do not seem to understand who I am. I am a black woman, the daughter of a dining-car worker ... If my life has any meaning at all, it is that those who start out as outcasts can wind up as being part of the system.

Patricia Roberts Harris

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.

Morrie Schwartz

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Fred Allen

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas-a place where history comes to life.

Norman Cousins

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.

Benjamin Franklin

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