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The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm, 'O God, you will save me if you wish, but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight.'

The basic freedom of the world is woman's freedom.

The best bet is to bet on yourself.

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the sum of his own works.

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making excuses, that's the day you start your move to the top.

The destiny of man is in his own soul.

The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

The foundations which we would dig about and find are within us, like the Kingdom of Heaven, rather than without.

The gods help those who help themselves.

The great law of denial belongs to the powerful forces of life, whether the case be one of coolish baked beans, or an unrequited affection.

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.

The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.

The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.

The proverb warns that, "You should not bite the hand that feeds you." But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.

The thing women have got to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it.


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