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Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

He not busy being born is busy dying.

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

How can a rational being be ennobled by any thing that is not obtained by its own exertions?

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.

I believe in being an innovator.

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.

I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.

I don't see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.

I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.

I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.


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