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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

Your soul is the whole world.

It does not matter how you came into the world what matters is that you are here.

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world, but his having gone to search for it on the faith of his own opinion.

Love doesn't make the world go round, Love is what makes the ride worthwhile!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world, indeed it's the only thing that ever has.

In a gentle way you can shake the world.

It is so hard to leave - until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

The greatest distance in this world is not that between living and death, it is when I am just before you, and you don't know that I love you.

We live in the world when we love it.

I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy. 

Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power.

If you want real peace in the world, start with children.

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible and those who do the improbable.

Love is the strongest force the world possesses, yet it is the humblest imaginable.

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.

A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

I do love nothing in the world so well as you: is not that strange?

Not one or two, Subhuti, not one or two, but all the beings - men, women, animals, birds, trees, rocks. All the beings in the world. One should create such a determination that `I will lead all of them into nirvana'.

To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.

Dr. Seuss

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t a true love… The love that speaks the language of the world.

Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.

Wayne Dyer

We are, therefore, out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. 

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

I would not wish any companion in the world but you.

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.

No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.

At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.

One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle, wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more to whosoever will think of it.

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

If you're looking for the safe choice, you shouldn't be supporting a black guy named Barack Obama to be the next leader of the free world.

I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.

Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you and trust to your own reactions and convictions.

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

There are five things which no one is able to accomplish in this world: first, to cease growing old when he is growing old; second, to cease being sick; third, to cease dying; fourth, to deny dissolution when there is dissolution; fifth, to deny non-being.

There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world, which is crazy.

It is my belief you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand the most amusing.

Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Holding my baby is the best drug in the world.

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

Everybody has a creative potential, and from the moment you can express this creative potential you can start changing the world.

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you like mine.

Maya Angelou

I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

This world of ours must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate and be instead a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

In the affairs of this world men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.

I heard an Angel singing, When the day was springing, "Mercy, Pity, Peace, Is the world's release."

Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.

The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.

Of all the worldly passions lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.

Maya Angelou

Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

The world has no room for cowards.

Self-pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it we can never do anything wise in this world.

At twenty, a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy, he still wants to reform the world but he know he can't.

I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world beyond the horizon.

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us - everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Basically I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but I am afraid it is not going to be a success.

Sigmund Freud

I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes. I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles. I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags. I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit and the greatest lake on Earth as a drop of oil on my foot.

God's mercy and grace give me hope - for myself and for our world.

The world indeed is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves but they are like heat haze.

I owned the world that hour, as I rode over it. Free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.

In the long history of the world only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.

The eye of a human being is a microscope which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.

W. Somerset Maugham

Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick, which has not broken its way through its shell, might form of the outside world.

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.

As human beings our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.

God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.

It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork and the other is nostalgia.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.

Mark Twain

The more I know of the world the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!

The world's crazy when it comes to beauty.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.

In times of change learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

George Washington

The world is getting to be such a dangerous place a man is lucky to get out of it alive.

America... just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen, with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

Hunter S. Thompson

A man's feet should be planted in his country but his eyes should survey the world.

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I born in the world, raised in the world, having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.

Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.

Heaven lies about us in our infancy, and the world begins lying about us pretty soon afterward.

The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.

I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

Michael Jackson

The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.

Agatha Christie

We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.

He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.

The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for, and I hate very much to leave it.

If there was less sympathy in the world there would be less trouble in the world.

A man who was completely innocent offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.

Earth was not built for six billion people, all running around and being passionate about things. The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs.

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.

All History is current, all injustice continues on some level somewhere in the world.

A wise man recognizing that the world is but an illusion does not act as if it is real so he escapes the suffering.

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

When we constantly ask for miracles we're unraveling the fabric of the world. A world of continuous miracles would not be a world, it would be a cartoon.

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given, than to explore the power they have to change it. 

The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day.

The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.

The tendency in modern civilization is to make the world uniform... Let the mind be universal. The individual should not be sacrifice

You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed.

The world is divided into those who understand me and those who don’t. In the case of the latter, I simply leave them to torment themselves trying to gain my sympathy.

Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.

I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.

The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.

People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another.

There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.

There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world.

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.

Marlene Dietrich

Be the change you want to see in the world.

You knew all along that your sanctioned world was only half the world, and you tried to suppress the other half the same way the priests and teachers do. You won't succeed. No one succeeds in this once he has begun to think.

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.

Herman Hesse

It seems to me, Govinda, that love is the most important thing in the world.

I realize today that nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself.

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.

If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.

The dupe of friendship and the fool of love, have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do, and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.

William Hazlitt

As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.

Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

Herman Hesse

There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.

Christian Nestell Bovee

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

God is the mother and father of the world. Our parents are the mother and father of this body.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J. R. R. Tolkien

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us with or without repentance.

My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt, helpless naked piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud.

Mankind have love, animals have affection. The harmonious and beautiful world is revealed.

The world is too much with us, late and soon getting and spending we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.

William Wordsworth

I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.

Mark Twain

One atom of the plane where He functions would shatter the world.

In seperateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength.

It is within this fathoms-long carcass with its mind and its notions that I declare there is the worl,d the origin of the world, the cessation of the world, and the path leading to the cessation of the world.

O God, O God how weary stale flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!

On this narrow planet we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us - ah! what a dream to live in that! - the other stifles us at the first breath.

That is sad, until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers.

I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation, and kids all around the world who admired me.

I hold the world but as the world Gratiano, A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.

Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.

There was a time when the world acted on books, now books act on the world.

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.

All in all I would not have missed this century for the world.

I am so tired of fear. And I don't want my girls to live in a country in a world based on fear.

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.

He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.

The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

I'm modern because I make the difficult seem easy and so I can communicate with the whole world.

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.

The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.

William Shakespeare

Every burned book enlightens the world.

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

Society exists only as a mental concept, in the real world there are only individuals.

Oscar Wilde

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.

It is not once nor twice, but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

Every thinker puts some portion of an apparently stable world in peril.

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Those whose minds are well fixed upon the elements of enlightenment, who without hankering after anything glory in renunciation, whose biases are extinguished, who are full of light -  they indeed have attained the bliss of nirvana in this very world.

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction, like that of religion, which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.