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Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you.
Although there is a great deal of controversy among scientists about the effects of ingested food on the brain, no one denies that you can change your cognition and mood by what you eat.
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.
No matter what you believe, it doesn't change the facts.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
It is necessary for you to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.
How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.
No man is beaten until his hope is annihilated, his confidence gone, As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly, he is not a failure; he is not beaten until he turns his back on life.
To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will.
There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won t.
Though you are disappointed is hope; never let hope fail you! Though one door is shut, there are thousands still open to you.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.

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