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We are made kind by being kind.

We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.

We are what we believe we are.

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. See quote detail

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as affectively as by bombs.

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

We create our fate every day ... most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.

We criticize and separate ourselves from the process. We've got to jump right in there with both feet.

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never either so wretched or so happy as we say we are.

We have a problem. "Congratulations." But it's a tough problem. "Then double congratulations."

We have learned that power is a positive force if it is used for positive purposes.

We make our own criminals, and their crimes are congruent with the national culture we all share. It has been said that a people get the kind of political leadership they deserve. I think they also get the kinds of crime and criminals they themselves bring into being.

We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.

What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

What after all has maintained the human race on this old globe, despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not the faith in new possibilities and the courage to advocate them?

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