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We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

What a man accomplishes in a day depends upon the way in which he approaches his tasks. When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. When we do our work with a dynamic, conquering spirit, we get things done.

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?

What is success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; That is to have succeeded.

What is success?  I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love. ... Give it the best there is in you.... Seize your opportunities. ... And be a member of the team.

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

When asked how long I've worked here, I replied, "since the day they threatened to fire me."

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

Where there is a brave man, in the thickest of the fight, there is the post of honor.

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

Whoever said, "It's not whether you win or lose that counts," probably lost.

With the catching ends the pleasures of the chase.

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but the principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.

You always pass failure on the way to success.

You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about your future.

You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.


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