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Quotable Quotes #5

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way. – Plato

God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison, American inventor

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. – William Shakespeare

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires. – Omar Khayyam, Persian philosopher-poet

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. – Plato

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. – John Donne

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination. – John Keats, English poet

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. – John Dryden

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I count life just a stuff to try the soul’s strength on. – Robert Browning, English poet

Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind. – Francis de la Rochefoucauld

A heart in love with beauty never grows old. – Turkish proverb

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Give me liberty or give me death. – Patrick Henry

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

Money often costs too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty. – Rudyard Kipling, English author

“If it is possible it can be done, if it is impossible it must be done.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

“There are people who the more you do for them the less they will do for themselves.” – Jane Austen’s Emma

A handful of patience is worth a bushel of brains. – Dutch proverb

“When you exhaust all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison

“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful. – Frank G. Burgess, American humorist

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner. – Colette, French writer

Art is long and life is short. – Hippocrates