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Quotes and sayings from famous poets
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson | poet

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Euripides | poet

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost | poet
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Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make. Euripides | poet
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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson | poet


Wherever you are, whatever you do, be in love. Rumi | poet
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For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson | poet

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Euripides | poet

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou | poet

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou | poet

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou | poet

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi | poet

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou | poet

Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Rumi | poet

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson | poet

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Khalil Gibran | poet

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost | poet
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If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. Maya Angelou | poet

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi | poet

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam | poet
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Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Berthold Auerbach | poet

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou | poet

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think. Alfred Austin | poet

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. Khalil Gibran | poet

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson | poet

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost | poet

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou | poet

Live each day as if your life had just begun. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | poet

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. Henrik Ibsen | poet

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou | poet


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