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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
[Opportunity]
 

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
 

Religion is all bunk.
 

Remember, nothing that's good works by itself, just to please you. You have to make the damn thing work.
 

Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
[Adversity]
 

Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
[Events]
 

So far as the religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake ... Religion is all bunk.
 

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
 

The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
[Community]
 

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
 

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
 

The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
 

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
 

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
 

There is far more opportunity than there is ability.
 

There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking.
 

There is no substitute for hard work.
[Work]
 

There is time for everything.
[One Day]
 

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
[War]
 

There's a way to do it better - find it.
 


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