It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
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God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
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Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
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Allow motion to equal emotion.
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If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
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I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
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We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
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This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
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Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
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Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.
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The path of civilization is paved with tin cans.
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A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
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Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed -- there's so little competition.
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It is the weak man who urges compromise -- never the strong man.
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What people need and what they want may be very different.
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Put yourself in the other man's place and then you will know why he thinks certain things and does certain deeds.
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To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
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To stop sinning suddenly.
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It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
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Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
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You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him to think.
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An executive is a man who can make quick decisions and is sometimes right.
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Every life is its own excuse for being.
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We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for.
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One who limits himself to his chosen mode of ignorance.
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Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
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Failure -- The man who can tell others what to do and how to do it, but never does it himself.
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A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
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There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
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The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
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Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it.
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If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.
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Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
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The only man who makes money following the races is one who does it with a broom and shovel.
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Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent -- the power to do the right thing the first time.
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Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.
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A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who lives well.
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Gossip is only the lack of a worthy memory.
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Grammar is the grave of letters.
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Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.
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Habit is a form of exercise
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The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work.
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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
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The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.
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He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.
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Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good.
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One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.
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The stupidity of one brain multiplied by twelve.
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Laughter is higher than all pain.
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Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
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The cheerful loser is the winner.
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Life in abundance comes only through great love.
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Lovers are fools, but Nature makes them so.
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The love we give away is the only love we keep.
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Luck is tenacity of purpose.
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Polygamy is an endeavor to get more out of life than there is in it.
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A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
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Art is the beautiful way of doing things. Science is the effective way of doing things. Business is the economic way of doing things.
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Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
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An event described by those to whom it was told by men who did not see it.
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The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
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Money never made a fool of anybody; it only shows them up.
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When someone says it ain't the money, but its the principal of the thing, it's the money.
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Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
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Your neighbor is the man who needs you.
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Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
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How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?
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A pessimist is one who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
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Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains. All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.
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One can play comedy, two are required for melodrama, but a tragedy demands three.
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Play needs direction as well as work.
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A person born with an instinct for poverty.
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The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today
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There was one who thought himself above me, and he was above me until he had that thought.
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The man who has no more problems to solve, is out of the game.
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The world is moving so fast now-a-days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
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If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.
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Give us a religion that will help us to live -- we can die without assistance.
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Rivalry is the life of trade, and the death of the trader.
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Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.
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Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.
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The man who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
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Those who do unlawful acts are no more sinners in the eyes of God than we who think them.
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Every spirit makes its house, but as afterwards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well.
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Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
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The secret of success is this: there is no secret of success.
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He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.
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If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
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The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
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Live truth instead of professing it.
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He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
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No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
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Victory; a matter of staying power.
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The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.
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Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
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Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for anymore than they do.
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We work to become, not to acquire.
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Blessed is that man who has found his work.
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Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life.
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Hubbard, Elbert

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