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There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
A jug fills drop by drop.
It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.
The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.
All great achievements require time.
Don't worry about genius. Don't worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. And the best motto for a long march is: Don't grumble. Plug on!
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.
Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.
Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
The lazier a man is, the more he plans to do tomorrow.
You have to do many things yourself. Things that you cannot delegate.
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
The longer the title, the less important the job.
Those who can, do, those who can't teach; and those who can do neither, administer.
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.
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
I do not believe you can do today's job with yesterday's methods and be in business tomorrow.
We must become the change we want to see.
All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.
Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
The most useless are those who never change through the years.
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
The real fault is to have faults and not amend them.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
That's what being in the working class is all about -- how to get out of it.
If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.

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