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  1. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.


  2. Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.


  3. No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, and disciplined.


  4. Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.




  5. A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.


  6. He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.


  7. Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.


  8. To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.


  9. Our power is not so much in us as through us.


  10. I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses.


  11. The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.


  12. Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye and you will be drawn toward it. Picture yourself vividly as winning and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. Great living starts with a picture, held in your imagination, of what you would like to do or be.


  13. No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.


  14. He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.


  15. Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.


  16. Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.


  17. He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.


  18. I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.


  19. Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.


  20. Bitterness imprisons life. Love releases it.

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  21. God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.


  22. No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.


  23. The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.


  24. I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.


  25. The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.



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