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Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
 

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
 

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
 

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
 

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
[Enthusiasm]
 

Flattery is from the teeth out.  Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.
 

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
 

I often went fishing up in Maine during the summer. Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn't think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: "Wouldn't you like to have that?"  Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?
 

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars ... or your two legs ... or your hands ... or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you'll find that you won't sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.
[Forgiveness]
 

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
[Against]
 

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
 

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
 

If you want to be happy, set yourself a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. Happiness is within you. It comes from doing some certain thing into which you can put all your thought and energy. If you want to be happy, get enthusiastic about something.
[Lighten Up]
 

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
 

If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
 

If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
 

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
[Action]
 

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.
 

It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings.
 

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
 


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