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  • It is certain that the greatest poets, orators, statesmen, and historians, men of the most brilliant and imposing talents, have labored as hard, if not harder, than day laborers and that the most obvious reason why they have been superior to other men is that they have taken more pains than other men.
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  • Power gravitates to the man who knows how.
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  • Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
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  • All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
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  • We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
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  • There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
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  • The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.
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  • Every youth owes it to himself and to the world to make the most possible out of the stuff that is in him.
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  • No man can be ideally successful until he has found his place. Like a locomotive he is strong on the track, but weak anywhere else.
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  • A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.
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  • We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it,including the thorns.
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  • This force, which is the best thing in you, your highest self, will never respond to any ordinary half-hearted call, or any milk-and-water endeavor, It can only be reached by your supremest call, your supremest effort. It will respond only to the call that is backed up by the whole of you, not part of you you must be all there in what you are trying to do. You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure... Only a masterly call, a masterly will, a supreme effort, intense and persistent application, can unlock the door to your inner treasure and release your highest powers.
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  • The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous.
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  • Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.
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  • A will finds a way.
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