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1888 - 1955, American motivational trainer

Do you want to make friends? Be friendly. Forget yourself.
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Advertising. The movies do it. TV does it. Why don't you do it?
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The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from
Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules
whose would you use?
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An old man was asked what had robbed him of joy in his life. His reply was, "Things that
never happened."
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Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely
on what you think.
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Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is
willing to do and dare.
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When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.
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Let us not get so busy or live so fast that we can't listen to the music of the meadow or the
symphony that glorifies the forest. Some things in the world are far more important than
wealth; one of them is the ability to enjoy simple things.
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We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can
do.
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You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing.
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Dealing with people is probably the biggest problem you face, especially if you are in business.
Yes, and that is also true if you are a housewife, architect or engineer.
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Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your
heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be
yours.
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Do things for others and you'll find your self-consciousness evaporating like morning dew.
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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on
trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
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It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you
happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
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One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress
other birds and horses.
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Our thoughts make us what we are.
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You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How?
By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.
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Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what
you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
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Everybody in the world is seeking happiness - and there is one sure way to find it. That is by
controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on
inner conditions.
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People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
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Those who don't know how to fight worry, die young.
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The expression one wears on one's face is far more important than the clothes one wears on
one's back.
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Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars... or your two legs... or your hands... or
your hearing? Add up what you have, and you'll find that you wouldn't sell it all for all the
gold in the world.
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If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you
pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember
my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
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All of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the
horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept
on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
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If you can be kind and considerate for one day, then you can be for another. It won't cost
you a penny in the world. Begin today.
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If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive. If only the people who worry about
their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying.
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One of the surest ways of making a friend and influencing the opinion of another is to give
consideration to his opinion, to let him sustain his feeling of importance.
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If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for
the inner joy of giving.
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Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them
turn out all right after all?
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Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most
frequently makes for success.
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