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Getting fit is a political act-you are taking charge of your life.

God creates the animals, man creates himself.

God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest.

God has entrusted me with myself.

God helps those who help themselves.

Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all external sources of happiness and pleasure are, by their very nature, highly uncertain, precarious, ephemeral, and subject to chance.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Happiness is like time and space-we make and measure it ourselves; it is as fancy, as big, as little, as you please, just a thing of contrasts and comparisons.

Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.

He who is plenteously provided for from within needs but little from without.

He who prays and labours lifts his heart to God with his hands.

He who would be well taken care of must take care of himself.

Heaven and hell is right now. ... You make it heaven or you make it hell by your actions.

Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.

How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.

How we love to blame others for our misfortunes! Almost every individual who has lost money in stock speculation has on the tip of his tongue an explanation which he trots out to show that it wasn't his own fault at all.... Hardly one loser has the manliness to say frankly, "I was wrong."

I am a moonbeam, free to go whenever I choose.

I am learning that if I just go on accepting the framework for life that others have given me, if I fail to make my own choices, the reason for my life will be missing. I will be unable to recognize that which I have the power to change.

I am my own heaven and hell!

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

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