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Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
 

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
 

Of a truth, men are mystically united: a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.
[Sympathy]
 

Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
[Acts]
 

Of all paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him.
[Decisions]
 

Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
[Cheerfulness]
 

Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
 

One life; a little gleam of time between two eternities; no second chance for us forever more.
[Life]
 

One monster there is in the world, the idle man.
[Idleness]
 

One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
 

One of the Godlike things of this world is the veneration done to human worth by the hearts of men.
[Appreciation]
 

Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
 

Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
[Action]
 

Over the times thou hast no power.-To redeem a world sunk in dishonesty has not been given thee. Solely over one man therein thou hast a quite absolute, uncontrollable power.-Him redeem and make honest.
 

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
 

Poetry, therefore, we will call Musical Thought.
[Poetry]
 

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
[Opinion]
 

Properly, there is no other knowledge but that which is got by working; the rest is yet all a hypothesis of knowledge; a thing to be argued of in schools; a hing floating in the clouds, in endless logic-vortices, till we try and fix it.
[Knowledge]
 

Rare benevolence! the minister of God.
[Benevolence]
 

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
 


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