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Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
The first essential in a boy's career is to find out what he's fitted for, what he's most capable of doing and doing with a relish.
Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
The quality of your life is dependent upon the quality of the life of your cells. If the bloodstream is filled with waste products, the resulting environment does not promote a strong, vibrant, healthy cell life-nor a biochemistry capable of creating a balanced emotional life for an individual.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless. To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.
If you're in trouble, or hurt or need -- go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help -- the only ones.
The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
Marriage isn't a process of prolonging the life of love, but of mummifying the corpse.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
Strategic planning will help you fully uncover your available options, set priorities for them, and define the methods to achieve them.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Frank and explicit--that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
Amusement to an observing mind is study.
Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends.
To teach successfully we must tell all we know, but only what is adaptable to the student.
Objectives are not fate; they are direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies of the business for the making of the future.
The goals you set for yourself and the strategies you choose become your blueprint or plan. Strategies are like recipes: choose the right ingredients, mix them in the correct proportions, and you will always produce the same predictable results: in this case financial success. The success strategies for managing money and building wealth are called Money Strategies. By learning to use money strategies as a part of your day-to-day life, financial frustration and failure will become a thing of the past.
The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
There are various orders of beauty, causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles... but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men, but of all intelligent mammals, even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief --a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
The women who take husbands not out of love but out of greed, to get their bills paid, to get a fine house and clothes and jewels; the women who marry to get out of a tiresome job, or to get away from disagreeable relatives, or to avoid being called an old maid -- these are whores in everything but name. The only difference between them and my girls is that my girls gave a man his money's worth.
Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.
You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
We find comfort among those who agree with us-growth among those who don't.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is no mystery in business success. If you do each day's task successfully, and stay faithfully within these natural operations of commercial laws which I talk so much about, and keep your head clear, you will come out all right.
Business is like war in one respect. If its grand strategy is correct, any number of tactical errors can be made and yet the enterprise proves successful.
A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
Success tends to go not to the person who is error-free, because he also tends to be risk-averse. Rather it goes to the person who recognizes that life is pretty much a percentage business. It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business.
You need to have enough immediate profits that you can finance the long-range growth without diluting the stock.
There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!
The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer's place.
In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
A man's success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something that they want.
The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: Do more of what you do...
Never stop serving your customers. They'll love you for it.
The customer is our reason for being here.
The sale begins when the customer says yes.
Revolve your world around the customer and more customers will revolve around you.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
Mentoring is all about people -- it's about caring, about relationships and sensitivity. As it becomes increasingly in vogue it is becoming too formulated -- concerned with performance metrics, critical success factors, investment and spending. It'll be a disaster.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. We need to understand our environment and our relationship to it. We need to fulfill certain inner hungers: the need for happiness, for peace of mind for wisdom.
All things need watching, working at, caring for and marriage is no exception. Marriage is not something to be treated indifferently, or abused or something that simply takes care of itself. Nothing neglected will remain as it was or is, or will fail to deteriorate. All things need attention care and concern and especially so in this most sensitive of all relationships of life.
A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.
He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out the plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.
The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
Life is like playing the violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
The best business plans are straightforward documents that spell out the who, what, where, why, and how much...
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
The greatest weariness comes from work not done.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
One cannot buy, rent or hire more time. The supply of time is totally inelastic. No matter how high the demand, the supply will not go up. There is no price for it. Time is totally perishable and cannot be stored. Yesterday's time is gone forever, and will never come back. Time is always in short supply. There is no substitute for time. Everything requires time. All work takes place in, and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.
Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
There are only two ways to get a new customer: 1. solicit a new customer any way you can. 2. Take good care of your present customers, so they don't become someone else's new customers.
Time spent on hiring is time well spent.
Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time.
There is only one time that is important -- NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time hat we have any power.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her -- when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
To make a man perfectly happy tell him he works too hard, that he spends too much money, that he is misunderstood or that he is different; none of this is necessarily complimentary, but it will flatter him infinitely more that merely telling him that he is brilliant, or noble, or wise, or good.
A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.
A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little personal characteristics.
Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts and his higher nature -- and another woman to help him forget them.
Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
In olden times, sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice which is still very much practiced.
No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.
Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
There are only two kinds of men; the dead and the deadly.
Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.
Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
The judges of normality are present everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the social worker -judge.
The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play).
We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it.
The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
Alimony--the ransom that the happy pay to the devil.
There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.

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