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Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

    Topics: Examples

Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.

    Topics: Fear, Healing

No man is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.

    Topics: Friendship

Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself.

    Topics: Friendship, Laughter

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.

    Topics: Government

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.

    Topics: Hatred

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.

    Topics: Jesus, Holiness, Discipline

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.

    Topics: Laziness

No man need stay the way he is.

    Topics: Life

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.

    Topics: Life

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

    Topics: Life, Liberty

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.

    Topics: Love, Bitterness

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