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The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Study the past if you would divine the future.
A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct?
When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.
The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.
I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.
The way of the superior person is threefold; virtuous, they are free from anxieties; wise, they are free from perplexities; and bold, they are free from fear.
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never... never forget it.
Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
No one ever lost his honor, except he who had it not.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
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.
What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning
Only when the last tree has been cut down; Only when the last river has been poisoned; Only when the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
You REAP what You SOW: Life is like a boomerang. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
A life is like a tree -- if you don't make it straight when its young and green, you'll never do it when it's old and dry.
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
You can live a lifetime and at the end, know more about other people than you know about yourself.
You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.
Without self-respect there can be no genuine success. Success won at the cost of self-respect is not success ? for what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own self-respect.
The art of communication is the language of leadership.
I wish people that have trouble communicating would just shut up!
Communication is not only the essence of being human, but also a vital property of life.
I've noticed two things about men who get big salaries. They are almost invariably men who, in conversation or in conference, are adaptable. They quickly get the other fellow's view. They are more eager to do this than to express their own ideas. Also, they state their own point of view convincingly.
The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
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.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
Nothing sharpens sight like envy.
I add this, that rational ability without education has more often raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability
He will be loved when dead, who was envied when he was living.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
The Lord doesn't ask about your ability, only your availability; and, if you prove your dependability, the Lord will increase your capability.
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.
Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.
You're in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows -- and has always known -- that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
If you can't, you must. If you must, you can.
It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.
Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.
It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.
Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it -- a State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes -- will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
You must know that in any moment a decision you make can change the course of your life forever: the very next person stand behind in line or sit next to on an airplane, the very next phone call you make or receive, the very next movie you see or book you read or page you turn could be the one single thing that causes the floodgates to open, and all of the things that you've been waiting for to fall into place.
I also remember the moment my life changed, the moment I finally said, I've had it! I know I'm much more than I'm demonstrating mentally, emotionally, and physically in my life. I made a decision in that moment which was to alter my life forever. I decided to change virtually every aspect of my life. I decided I would never again settle for less than I can be.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.
Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Commit to CANI! -- Constant And Never-ending Improvement
You are male by birth, but men by choice.
Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.
When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!
Charity is in the heart of man, and righteousness in the path of men. Pity the man who has lost his path and does not follow it and who has lost his heart and does not know how to recover it. When people's dogs and chicks are lost they go out and look for them and yet the people who have lost their hearts do not go out and look for them. The principle of self-cultivation consists in nothing but trying to look for the lost heart.
It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, while the heart of the fool is in the house of entertainment.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?
Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.
The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.
Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Every man has three characters -- that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Every great man is always being helped by everybody; for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
The key to every man is his thought. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
Three levels of organizational vision: 1. The Do-able 2. The Conceivable 3. The Previously Unthinkable.
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman.
The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer's place.
Every man who says frankly and fully what he thinks is doing a public service.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.
Talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact.
He is the richest man who enriches his country most; in whom the people feel richest and proudest; who gives himself with his money; who opens the doors of opportunity widest to those about him; who is ears to the deaf; eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. Such a man makes every acre of land in his community worth more, and makes richer every man who lives near him.

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