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Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.
Sir Winston Churchill

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
Henry van Dyke

It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to
yourself that has the most power.
Robert Kiyosaki

Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has
come.
Victor Hugo

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells
you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and
analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -
that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
Buddha

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
Helen Keller

People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will
forsake the others.
Marcel Proust

Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers
and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the
wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits
of right, useful, and pure thoughts. By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers
that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
James Allen

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest wisdom is blinded by the glare of vanity.
Paulo Coelho

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but
the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.
Mark Twain

Good order is the foundation of all things.
Edmund Burke

Sometimes by losing a battle, you will find a new way to win the war.
Donald Trump

Life isn't about having, it's about being. You could surround yourself with all that money can
buy, and you'd still be as miserable as a human can be. I know people with perfect bodies
who don't have half the happiness I've found. On my journeys I've seen more joy in the slums
of Mumbai and the orphanages of Africa than in wealthy gated communities and on sprawling
estates worth millions.
Nick Vujicic

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Michelangelo

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
Henry Ford

The future belongs to the competent. It belongs to those who are very, very good at what
they do. It does not belong to the well-meaning.
Brian Tracy

It is foolish to believe in something to hurt or harm you. Remember, it is not the thing
believed in that hurts or harms you, but the belief or thought in your mind, which creates the
result. All your experiences, all your actions, and all the events and circumstances of your life
are but the reflections and reactions to your own thought.
Joseph Murphy

Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
Sophocles

He who thinks himself wise, O Heavens! is a great fool.
Voltaire

One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the
difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody,
it's remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver's license.
P. J. O'Rourke

It is personalities, not principles, that move the age.
Oscar Wilde

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't
abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, page 140

Don't ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers.
Gay Hendricks

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You
can only be free if I am free.
Clarence Darrow

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

There are those that travel and those who are going somewhere. They are different and yet
the same. The success has this over his rivals: he knows where he is going.
Mark Caine

Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your energies on a limited
set of targets.
Nido Qubein

Those who have a "why" to live, can bear with almost any "how."
Frank Victor

The most important thing is to have a code of life, to know how to live. Find yourself a port
of destination.
Dr. Hans Seyle

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they
make the difference between winning and losing.
Kareem Abdul-Jabar

Serving one's own passions is the greatest slavery.
Thomas Fuller

It requires wisom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippman

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