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Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?

P. T. Barnum

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They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.

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When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.

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Help me ! Help me !

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For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

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Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

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I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

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I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

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True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.

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Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.

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Rosebud.

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

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A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

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If there is a will, there is a way.

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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.

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If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

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The only gift is a portion of thyself.

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I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.

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Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.

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Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.

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Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

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Live life to the fullest.

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All love is sweet, given or returned.

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

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Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.

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No legacy is so rich as honesty.

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The best things in life are free.

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Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

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The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.

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Get busy living or get busy dying.

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If I know what love is, it is because of you.

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Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

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What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.

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Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

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They call me Mister Tibbs !

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No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

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To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.

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After your jump, the net appears.

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Live out of your imagination, not your history.

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

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He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

Unknown

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One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.

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