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It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.
[Solitude]
 

Jesus picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organisation that conquered the world.
 

Learn their lesson, that if you would teach people you first must capture their interest with news; that your service rather than your sermons must be your claim upon their attention; that what you say must be simple, and brief, and above all sincere - the unmistakable voice of true regard and affection.
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Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house.
[Home]
 

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
 

Much brass has been sounded and many cymbals tinkled in the name of advertising; but the advertisements which persuade people to act are written by men who have an abiding respect for the intelligence of their readers, and a deep sincerity regarding the merits of the goods they have to sell.
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My observation is that, generally speaking, poverty of speech is the outward evidence of poverty of mind.
[Conversation]
 

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
 

Not eating breakfast is the worst thing you can do, that's really the take-home message for teenage girls.
 

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
[Peace]
 

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things - a chance word, a tap on the shoulder, or a penny dropped on a newsstand - I am tempted to think . . . there are no little things.
 

Surely no one will consider us lacking in reverence if we say that every one of the "principles of modern salesmanship" on which business men so much pride themselves, are brilliantly exemplified in Jesus' talk and work.
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The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.
[Ability]
 

The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model-whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home.
[Advertising]
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The Bible rose to the place it now occupies because it deserved to rise to that place, and not because God sent anybody with a box of tricks to prove its divine authority.
 

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
 

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
 

The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are.
 

To every man of vision the clear Voice speaks; there is no great leadership where there is not a mystic. Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside themselves was superior to circumstance. To choose the sure thing is treason to the soul.
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Voltaire spoke of the Bible as a short­lived book. He said that within a hundred years it would pass from common use. Not many people read Voltaire today, but his house has been packed with Bibles as a depot of a Bible society.
 


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