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Thomas J. Watson

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Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.

Thomas J. Watson

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

Thomas J. Watson

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The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

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Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

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I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

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Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

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You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.

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Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

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My friends are my estate.

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Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.

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Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

If you feel you have no faults there's another one.

Anonymous

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When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?

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Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

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If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

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When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

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Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

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Real love stories never have endings.

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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln

Love is friendship set on fire.

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If you mean to profit, learn to please.

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Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

Dorothy Day

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Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

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

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Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

Confucius

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Unknown

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.

Proverb

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

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Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

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When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.

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I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.

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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.

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Every artist was first an amateur.

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Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.

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Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.

Unknown

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Anonymous

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Unattributed

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.

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When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

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Anonymous

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Unknown

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

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The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Marianne Williamson

The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis

The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.

William Wordsworth

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

Zig Ziglar

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.

Michael Johnson

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6: 34

Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.

Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !

Theodore Roosevelt

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe