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Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.

To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.

To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.

To do all that one is able to do is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do is to be a god.

To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.

To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.

To put yourself in another's place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily.

To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I.'

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!

Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.

We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?


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