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The most feared event in a person’s life is death. But we have the ability to transform our death into the greatest act we will perform in our entire life. We can perceive death as our total submission to the will of the Almighty and find tremendous spiritual elevation. - Shlomo Wolbe, aka Wilhelm Wolbe
The ability to find fault is believed, by some people, to be a sure sign of great wisdom, when, in most cases, it only indicates narrowness of mind and ill nature. - Arthur Aughey
The ability to make love frivolously is the thing which distinguishes human beings from the beasts. - Heywood Broun, fully Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun
Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness; intellectual ability is most admirable when it sparkles in the setting of a modest self-distrust; and never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury. - Edwin Hubbell Chapin
It is impossible to remove all desires. But we have the ability to channel our desires from physical and material pleasures to spiritual endeavors... Someone who finds fulfillment in spiritual matters is not being deprived of pleasure. Rather he is gaining more pleasure than is possible in material matters. - Yehuda Leib Chasman
The ability to laugh at life is right at the top, with love and communication in the hierarchy of our needs. Humor has much to do with pain; it exaggerates the anxieties and absurdities we feel, so that we gain distance and through laughter, relief. - Sara Davidson
Pleasure comes from obtaining what we feel we are lacking. We have the ability to choose our answer to the question, “What am I lacking right now?” Some people answer materialistically. It is wiser to choose to focus on your lack of spiritual accomplishments and then you can derive pleasure from meeting those needs. - Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler
People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there. - Bob Edwards, fully Robert Alan "Bob" Edwards
The dignity of man lies in his ability to face reality in all its meaninglessness. - Martin Esslin, fully Martin Julius Esslin
We can help raise our standard by praising the good whenever and wherever we find it. As we praise the good at hand we grow in our ability to find more good. - Lowell Fillmore
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