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No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

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We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

In all of his bestsellers, the Divine has told the truth,
custom-tailored to the comprehension of the times.
- Ernest Holmes

Laws are sand, customs are rock.
Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped,
but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.
The penalty may be unfair, unrighteous, illogical, and a cruelty;
no matter, it will be inflicted, just the same.
Certainly, then, there can be but one wise thing
for a visiting stranger to do -
find out what the country's customs are,
and refrain from offending against them.
- Mark Twain

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Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a friendship isn't comfortable, it's not a friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- A Course In Miracles (commonly misattributed to Rumi)

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar,
but I cherish the friend who for me
does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
- Helen Keller

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

When one fully lives a life of acceptance,
life's vagaries are not merely tolerated,
but are received as a gift.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is NOT a constant emergency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell

Love is not a matter of counting the years,
but making the years count.
- Michele St. Amand

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

If we are not happy and joyous at this season,
for what other season shall we wait and
for what other time shall we look?
- Abdul-Baha

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
- Burton Hills

I love you not because of who you are,
but because of who I am when I am with you.
- Roy Croft

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson


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