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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
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?
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that 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.
The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said.
If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Though collecting quotations could be considered as merely an ironic mimetism -- victimless collecting, as it were... in a world that is well on its way to becoming one vast quarry, the collector becomes someone engaged in a pious work of salvage. The course of modern history having already sapped the traditions and shattered the living wholes in which precious objects once found their place, the collector may now in good conscience go about excavating the choicer, more emblematic fragments.
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
If we Americans are to survive it will have to be because we choose and elect and defend to be first of all Americans; to present to the world one homogeneous and unbroken front, whether of white Americans or black ones or purple or blue or green. If we in America have reached that point in our desperate culture when we must murder children, no matter for what reason or what color, we don't deserve to survive, and probably won t.
For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails,Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales;Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there raind a ghastly dewFrom the nations airy navies grappling in the central blue;Far along the world-wide whisper of the south-wind rushing warm,With the standards of the peoples plunging thro the thunder-storm;Till the war-drums throbbd, no longer, and the battle-flags were furldIn the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world. There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe,And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law.
Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don't know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.
He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
The person who in shaky times also wavers only increases the evil, but the person of firm decision fashions the universe.
Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.
Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have not the time nor means to get more.
Quotation... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium.
I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
The human race has but one really affective weapon, and that is laughter.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won t.
One of the striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.
If you are speaking the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.
It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.
Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors.
When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.
Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.
The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes.
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
The way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
Man is a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
You cannot depend on your judgments when your imagination is out of focus.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large mattertis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
I do not like work even when someone else does it.
As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
When you cannot get a compliment in any other way pay yourself one.
What, then, is the true Gospel of consistency? Change. Who is the really consistent man? The man who changes. Since change is the law of his being, he cannot be consistent if he stick in a rut.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words... the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.
I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
Stars are good too. I wish I could get some to put in my hair. But I suppose I never can. You would be surprised to find how far off they are, for they do not look it. When they first showed last night I tried to knock some down with a pole, but it didn't reach, which astonished me. Then I tried clods till I was all tired out, but I never got one. I did make some close shots, for I saw the black blot of the clod sail right into thee midst of the golden clusters forty or fifty times, just barely missing them, and if I could've held out a little longer, maybe I could've got one.
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
It is easier to stay out than get out.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.
If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meaning can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Such is the moment I am presently experiencing. I experience this high and joyous moment not for myself alone but for those devotees of nonviolence who have moved so courageously against the ramparts of racial injustice and who in the process have acquired a new estimate of their own human worth. Many of them are young and cultured. Others are middle aged and middle class. The majority are poor and untutored. But they are all united in the quiet conviction that it is better to suffer in dignity than to accept segregation in humiliation. These are the real heroes of the freedom struggle: they are the noble people for whom I accept the Nobel Peace Prize.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: -- we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation when they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.
We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
We are all alike, on the inside.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Let us therefore continue our triumphal march to the realization of the American dream. for all of us today, the battle is in our hands. The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one. There are no broad highways that lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions. We are still in for the season of suffering. How long? Not long. Because no lie can live forever. our God is marching on.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
The time is always right to do what is right.
I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land.
Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But Im not concerned about that now. I just want to do Gods will. And Hes allowed me to go up to the mountain. And Ive looked over, and Ive seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. Each man seeks those of different quality from his own, and such as are good of their kind; that is, he seeks other men, and the rest.
The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other mens labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatable things, called by the same nameliberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatable namesliberty and tyranny.
One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
How poor a guide enthusiasm is when it is not informed with the mind and spirit of God.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
There are people who in spite of their merit disgust us, and others who please us in spite of their faults.

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