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Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.
A wise man doesn't just wait for the right opportunity, He creates the right opportunity.
The foolish think that nothing is well done, except that which they do themselves.
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
Anyone can live heroically and successfully for one day. The man who achieves a high purpose makes that day the pattern for all the days of his life.
Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don't have to be anything else.
The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.
Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane.
Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.
When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it.
Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family does too.
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.
Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.
A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.
Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits.
Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait to hear the answer.
Friendship is a precious gift. To give at Christmas time. A Cherished gift, a treasured gift that lasts through all time.
He whose hand is clasped in friendship cannot throw mud.
Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
Never say goodbye, say farewell.
Faith is the vision of the heart; it sees God in the dark as well as in the day.
Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
You can fail so very often. But you are not a failure until you give up.
People don't fail, they give up
From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless. To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.
Failure is the path of least persistence
Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.
Public school is a place of detention for children placed in the care of teachers who are afraid of the principal, principals who are afraid of the school board, school boards who are afraid of the parents, parents who are afraid of the children, and children who are afraid of nobody.
If all of our wishes were gratified, many of our dreams would be destroyed.
Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.
Your dreams will come true... if you can see it... if you believe in it... then you can achieve it.
Dieters -- People that are thick and tired of it
Once while St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden, he was asked, What would you do it you were suddenly to learn that you were to die at sunset today? He replied, I would finish hoeing my garden.
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.
Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below.
If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
God's retirement plan is out of this world
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
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.
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.
Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!
Ninety-nine percent of all problems in communications start with misunderstandings which develop as a result of differing viewpoints and conditioning.
A winner makes commitment. A loser makes promises.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
The human mind must believe in something, so why not let it believe what it does believe.