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The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.  ~James Matthew Barrie


A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.  ~Gerald Raferty


You've got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.  ~Steven D. Woodhull


The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me.  The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.  ~George Bernard Shaw


Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.  ~Thomas a' Kempis


How strange to use "You only live once" as an excuse to throw it away.  ~Bill Copeland


The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.  ~William Shakespeare,Othello


Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.  ~M. Kathleen Casey


Driving down the wrong road and knowing it, the fork years behind, how many have thought to pull up on the shoulder and leave the car empty, strike out across the fields; and how many are still mazed among dock and thistle, seeking the road they should have taken?  ~Damon Knight, The Man in the Tree


Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.  ~Gordon R. Dickson


The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four.  Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye.  ~Winston Churchill


I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.  ~Frances Willard


If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them.  ~Henry David Thoreau


I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day.  ~Elwyn Brooks White


If you want to be happy, be.  ~Leo Tolstoy


Happiness is always a by-product.  It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular.  But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.  ~Robertson Davies


I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.  ~Joe Walsh


What is to give light must endure burning.  ~Viktor Frankl


For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life.  But there was always some obstacle in the way.  Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.  ~Fr. Alfred D'Souza