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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true.
When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.
Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
We sow our thoughts and reap our actions. We sow our actions and reap our habits. We sow our habits and reap our character. We sow our character, and we reap our destiny.
Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
Dieters -- People that are thick and tired of it
Difficulties are stepping stones to success.
You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.
Customer needs have an unsettling way of not staying satisfied for very long.
If you're not serving the customer, you'd better be serving someone who is.
Winners are those people who make a habit of doing the things losers are uncomfortable doing.
Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them
No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.
If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
The eyes those silent tongues of love.
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
True greatness consists in being great in little things.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
We learn from failure much more than from success; we often discover what we will do by finding our what we will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
The very greatest things -- great thoughts, discoveries, inventions -- have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
The stars are constantly shining, but often we do not see them until the dark hours.
If your knees are knocking, kneel on them.
Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.
He who knows the darkness shall learn to live in the light.
Two frogs fell into a bowl of cream. One didn't panic, he relaxed and drowned. The other kicked and struggled so much that the cream turned to butter and he walked out.
Adversity is a fact of life. It can't be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.
If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.
There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.
There will be no crown bearers in heaven who are not cross bearers on earth.
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.

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