We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
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We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can.... The more of the details of our daily life we can hand over to the effortless custody of automatism, the more our higher powers of mind will be set free for their own proper work.
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
Men habitually use only a small part of the power which they actually possess.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. I will do at least two things I don't want to do.
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