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Discontent is want of self-discipline; it is infirmity of will.

Do for yourself or do without.

Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.

Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all of life's greatest tests alone.

Don't ask of your friends what you yourself can do.

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.

Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.

Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Every man paddles his own canoe.

Every time I start a picture ... I feel the same fear, the same self-doubts ... and I have only one source on which I can draw, because it comes from within me.

Every tub must stand on its own bottom.

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

Exude happiness and you will feel it back a thousand times.

Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.

Fair play with others is primarily not blaming them for anything that is wrong with us.

Felicity, felicity ... is quaffed out of a golden cup ... the flavour is with you alone, and you can make it as intoxicating as you please.

For the great benefits of our being- our life, health, and reason-we look upon ourselves.

For they can conquer who believe they can.


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