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-- Sir Edmund Hillary

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The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

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Live through feeling and you will live through love. For feeling is the language of the soul, and feeling is truth.

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Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

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Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.

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Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

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It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

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Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.

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The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.

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One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.

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You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser.

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I used to hurt so badly that I'd ask God why, what have I done to deserve any of this? I feel now He was preparing me for this, for the future. That's the way I see it.

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A man, when he wishes, is the master of his fate.

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The early bird catches the worm. -mid 17th

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Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.

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Nothing else is needed to make you depressed, than to fancy you are so.

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Admiration is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

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Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

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The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.

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The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.

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Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.

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A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.

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There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.

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Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.

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It is more difficult to contend with oneself than with the world.

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Present fears are less than horrible imaginings.

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May we each find inspiration from our desparation.

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Life is a short but distant journey inward to our soul.

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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

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I fear I will tire before I really know myself.

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