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Triumphs without difficulties are empty. Indeed; it is difficulties that make the triumph. It is no feat to travel the smooth road.

If things are natural, they're easy. If they're unnatural they're difficult. I have never met a man who found it difficult to marry, but I have never found a man who found it easy to divorce either.
A Christian is like a tea bag -- he's not worth much until he's been through some hot water.
The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire.
No person can arise above his real desire. Desires are of value only when they drive us to action. Will and work must accompany desire. Then high resolve is born. Desire is the design that will spurs us into achievement.
Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.
A woman never knows what she really wants until she fins out what her husband cannot afford.
A delay is better than disaster.
A good man dies when a boy goes wrong.
Actually, the streets are quite safe today, it's the people on them who aren't.
CYNIC: One who not only reads bitter lessons from the past, but who is prematurely disappointed with the future.
The customer is our reason for being here.
To my customer: I may not have the answer, but I'll find it. I may not have the time, but I'll make it. I may not be the biggest, but I'll be the most committed to your success.
Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.
Crises bring out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the worst of us.
The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men.
You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.
What you RESIST, PERSISTS. If you take ownership and deal with things that are bothering you, then, in the very process of dealing with them they very often will go away.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.
Father, may these people have the vision to see, the faith to accept the truth, the courage to stand by that which they know is right.
It takes courage to attempt the impossible. What would we think of Moses today if when it was time to part the red sea, he had said Why don't you guys go build a bridge?
A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
A conservative sees a man drowning 50 feet from shore, throws him a 25 foot long rope, and tells him to swim to it. A liberal throws him a rope 50 feet long, then drops his end and goes off to perform another good deed.
A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.
God knows best; he hasn't arranged your anatomy so as to make it easy for you to pat yourself on the back.
A wise man admits his weaknesses. I'd admit mine if I had any.
The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.
What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don't forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.
A group touring Westminster Abbey in London heard the guide list the famous people buried within its walls. During a momentary silence a little old lady's voice blurted out loud and clear, Anybody been saved here lately?
There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
The test of any man's character is how he takes praise.
Use a gyroscope to demonstrate how, over time, we become fixed in our ways, personalities, and, as a mature person, psychologically resistant to change. With EFFORT, however, we can make changes. We are not today exactly what we were yesterday. We are almost imperceptibly different. We do change with time and we can control to an extent the direction of the changes.
The only people who like change are wet babies.
Change tends to be viewed as a threat to our control.
It's only the view from where you sit that makes you feel defeat. Life is full of many aisles, so why don't you change your seat?
A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.
If you want to be successful, you must either have a chance or take one.
Never celebrate until you are really out of the woods. They might be behind the last tree.
A mousetrap always provides free cheese.
If you're too busy to help those around you succeed, you're too busy.
The very act of believing creates strength of its own.
Beware of assumptions! Whatever you assume to be possible -- or impossible will have a tendency to become real for you.
One man gets nothing but discord out of a piano; another gets harmony. No one claims the piano is at fault. Life is about the same. The discord is there, and the harmony is there. Study to play it correctly, and it will give forth the beauty; play it falsely, and it will give forth the ugliness. Life is not at fault.
The most vital thing in a man's life is his mental attitude.
If you argue with a woman and win, you lose.
An archaeologist is someone whose career lies in ruins.
A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.
You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow.
When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable.
Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.
A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice
Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them
In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.

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