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Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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I have not failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that won't work.
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.Genius More
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There is no substitute for hard work.Hard work More
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Great ideas originate in the muscles.
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To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
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I start where the last man left off.Excellence More
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I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists -- proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.Miracle More
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The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
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We don't know one-millionth of one percent about anything.Knowledge More
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The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.Life and Living More
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I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.Work More
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There is far more opportunity than there is ability.Opportunity More
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It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.Thoughts and Thinking More
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The chief function of the body is to carry the brain aroundMind More
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Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.Progress More
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His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.Genius More
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Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.Opportunity More
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Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
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Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.Patience More
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What you are will show in what you do.Action More
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I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
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Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.Satisfaction More
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There's a way to do better... find it.Excellence More
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If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.Possibilities More
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Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.Worth More
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Discontent is the first necessity of progress.Discontent More
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Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.Waste More
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There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.Thoughts and Thinking More
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I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.Work More
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There ain't no rules around here, we're trying to accomplish something.Trying More
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Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something.Rules More
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Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!Courage More
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One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But speaking for myself, I can honestly say this is not so... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.Success More
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As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.Worry More
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The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.Body More
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I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.Pleasure More
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When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
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Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged.
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Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.Maturity More
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The best thinking has been done in solitude.Solitude More
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To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.Scarcity More
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Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.Results More
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What man's mind can create, man's character can control.Control More
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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (For Somebody Else)
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new! After dinner rest awhile, after supper walk a mile.
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