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No man should part with his own individuality and become that of another.

No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and prepared to assume responsibilities.

No one can help you in holding a good job except Old Man You.

No one can really pull you up very high-you lose your grip on the rope. But on your own two feet you can climb mountains.

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.

One has to handle these negative experiences alone. You can't get help from your friends or family. You're finally alone with it, and you have to come to grips with misfortune and go on.

Only those means of security are good, are certain, are lasting, that depend on yourself and your own vigor.

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to heaven; the fated sky gives us free scope; only, doth backward pull our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull.

Pa, he always said a man had to look spry for himself, because nobody would do it for him; your opportunities didn't come knocking around, you had to hunt them down and hog-tie them. See quote detail

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Religious faith, indeed, relates to that which is above us, but it must arise from that which is within us.

Rogers sees daylight. Campbell makes daylight.

Ruin and recovery are both from within.

Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it.

Some leaders are born women.

Some pursue happiness, others create it.

Somebody's boring me; I think it's me.

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.


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