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To read your own poetry in public is a kind of mental incest.

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my love,
that poetry was born
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Carve your own path.
Build your own dreams.
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I can read in red.
I can read in blue.
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I am the earth in...
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and there is no road.
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read the signs in the street
know the numbe...
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For all the aching memories,
That I h...
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with a voice that sti...
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for as soon as I come
to pen a few words,
your p...
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Because at night
when others are sleeping,
I drown myself
in poetry.
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Don't move your lips. Don't make a sound.
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Of the body is

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Four lines, and the world went quiet.

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Because of life, I answer.
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Character consists of what you do on the third and forth tries.
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If you look for the positive things in life; you will find them.
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A patient man is one who can put up with himself.
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
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A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.
Catch your people doing something right and let them know you appreciate it.
There are many roads to hate, but envy is the shortest of them all.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
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The man who has strong opinions and always says what he thinks is courageous - and friendless.
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We are born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
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If we miraculously became the people we hate, how lovable we would find ourselves.
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Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't.
If you had it all to do over, would you fall in love with yourself again?
Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.
The bigger a man's head gets, the easier it is to fill his shoes.
Nine out of ten people who change their minds are wrong the second time too.
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.
You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.
Education is not received. It is achieved.
It doesn't do any good to sit up and take notice if you keep on sitting.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
People are not an interruption of our business. People are our business.
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Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
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Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do.
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sens...
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.
It's a weird year.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men
Too many of us wait to do the perfect thing, with the result we do nothing. The way to get ahead is ...
In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.
The safest way to double your money is to fold over once and put it in your pocket.
I'd take a Bromo, but I can't stand the noise.
Children should neither be seen nor heard from - ever again.
My illness is dut to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpl...
"Pathetic," he said. "That's what it is. Pathetic."
(crosses stream)
"As I thought," he sai...
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The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untri...
Coincidences are spiritual puns.
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
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Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong. It is easier to admire hard work if y...
Most people pay too much for the things they get for nothing.
We always prefer war on our terms to peace on someone else's.
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language w...
It would take battalions of angels to protect us from our dreaded dangers, though in a long lifetime...
Make service your first priority, not success and success will follow.
Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; "I cannot g...
Some have half-baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.
Prejudice is the reasoning of fools.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
Freedom is a package deal - with it comes responsibilities and consequences.
The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.
To be free of destructive stress don't sweat the small stuff and by realizing that all stuff is smal...
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
Like swift water an active mind never stagnates.
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an o...
So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius
Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
Hate pollutes the mind.
"Oh," replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, "he told me to come and see you."
Humor - the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
"What made the deepest impression upon you?" inquired a friend one day of Lincoln, "when you stood i...
Results are what you expect, and consequences are what you get.
You know how you hate to be interrupted, so why are you always doing it to me.
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Our children seem to have wonderful taste, or none - depending, of course, on whether or not they ag...
The test of any man's character is how he takes praise.
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Where we go and what we do advertises what we are.
Where ambition ends happiness begins.
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes
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Create the kind of climate in your organization where personal growth is expected, recognized and re...
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It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism.
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The intelligence is proved not by ease of learning, but by understanding what we learn.
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"I've had nothing yet", Alice replied in an offended tone: "so I ca'n't take more."
"You mean yo...
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.