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To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together-humble dependence and manly independence: humble dependence on God, and manly reliance on self.

To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you that you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.

To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand.

To wait for someone else, or to expect someone else to make my life richer, or fuller, or more satisfying, puts me in a constant state of suspension.

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel first.

Under normal periods, any man's success hinges about 5 percent on what others do for him and 95 percent on what he does.

Up to a point a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him; then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. ... Everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today, that I shall be tomorrow.

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers-you can blame anyone, but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you want to change, you're the one who has got to change. It's as simple as that, isn't it?

We carry with us the wonders we seek without us.

We create our fate every day ... most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until... we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."

We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.

We're all in this together ... alone.

What fate can be worse than to know we have no one but ourselves to blame for our misfortunes!

What pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies ... the real man.

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera ... and it seemed the shrieking of winds; when I am happy, a sparrow's chirp is delicious to me. But it is not the chirp that makes me happy, but I that make it sweet.

When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

Who ever walked behind anyone to freedom?

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