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The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

The wise don't expect to find life worth living; they make it that way.

The woman who can create her own job is the one who will win fame and fortune.

There ain't nothing from the outside can lick any of us.

There are three types of baseball players-those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

There is no such thing as vicarious experience.

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

They have rights who dare defend them.

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. See quote detail

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

Thinking is like loving and dying - each of us must do it for himself.

Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, our own meditation must form our judgment

To be a man is to be responsible: to be ashamed of miseries you did not cause; to be proud of your comrades' victories; to be aware, when setting one stone, that you are building a world.

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

To believe that if only we had this or that we would be happy, or to pursue any excessive desire, diverts us from seeing that happiness depends on an adequate self.


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