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First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.

Nothing is to small to know, and nothing too big to attempt.
The most prepared are the most dedicated.
To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light
Somehow the people who do as they please seem to get along just about as well as those who are always trying to please others.
There ain't no rules around here, we're trying to accomplish something.
Trying is a part of failing. If you are afraid to fail then you're afraid to try.
Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
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.
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
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.
I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying.
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
To summarize the summary, people are a problem.
The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a person brave in another.
Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
I said to the almond tree, Friend, speak to me of God, and the almond tree blossomed.
Men's faults to themselves seldom appear.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.
There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Any idiot can face a crisis, it's the day to day living that wears you out.
One man with courage makes a majority.
I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
I am a child of the House of Commons. I was brought up in my fathers house to believe in democracy. Trust the peoplethat was his message.
Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Never, never, never, never give up.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain.
Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear.
The paradox of education is precisely this -- that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
We must do better or perish as the nation we know today.
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
No crime is so great as daring to excel.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
There is only one duty, only one safe course, and that is to try to be right.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
Danger -- if you meet it promptly and without flinching -- you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
It's no use saying, We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The gift of a common tongue is a priceless inheritance and it may well some day become the foundation of a common citizenship.
I do not hold that we should rearm in order to fight. I hold that we should rearm in order to parley.
We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury, and the English common law find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence.
Twenty to twenty-five! These are the years! Dont be content with things as they are. Dont take No for an answer. Never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by youth. She has lived and thrived only by repeated subjugations.
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
Short words are the best and old words when short are best of all.
When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.
Say what you have to say and first time you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending; sit down.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
I never worry about action, but only inaction.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.

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