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born 6 November 1926, American self-help author and speaker

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
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Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.
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When we do more than we are paid to do, eventually we will be paid more for what we do.
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It's not what you know; it's what you use that makes a difference.
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If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.
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Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
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Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.
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I've got to say "no" to the good so I can say "yes" to the best.
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If you wait until all the lights are "green" before you leave home, you'll never get started on
your trip to the top.
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To respond is positive, to react is negative.
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When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal. You do not change
your decision to get there.
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You were born to win, but to be the winner you were born to be you must plan to win and
prepare to win. Then and only then can you legitimately expect to win.
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The elevator to success is out of order, but the stairs are always open.
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Money won't make you happy. But everybody wants do find out for themselves.
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You've got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.
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The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you
want right now.
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You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.
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The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
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Don't become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.
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It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline
that enabled us to follow through.
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If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving
your goals.
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Start your child's day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.
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Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
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Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.
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If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten
Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
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The more you are thankful for what you have, the more you will have to be thankful for.
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Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on
the same side.
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Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
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If you go out looking for friends, you're going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to
be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.
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Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds
of greatness.
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Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.
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Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
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Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
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Remember - you can earn more money, but when time is spent it is gone forever.
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The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to his or her commitment to excellence,
regardless of his or chosen field of endeavor.
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FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real.
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You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind.
You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your
mind.
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