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My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
When all else is lost, the future still remains.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working.
Our first and last love is... self-love.
The only way around is through.
A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
The human race has but one really affective weapon, and that is laughter.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
We have the best government that money can buy.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
We will either find a way, or make one.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.
Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
We are all alike, on the inside.
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.
The eye is the jewel of the body.
Those who endure conquer.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think -- yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

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