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If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge

Thoughts mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire are powerful things.
The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man.
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim.
Cherish you visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Do it now! can affect every phase of your life. It can help you do the things you should do but don't feel like doing. It can keep you from procrastinating when an unpleasant duty faces you. But it can also help you do those things that you want to do. It helps you seize those precious moments that, if lost, may never be retrieved.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
Fears are nothing more than states of mind.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don't pay the price day in and day out, you'll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.
Accountability breeds response-ability.
The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. We simply won't be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective interdependence.
The Inside-Out approach to personal and interpersonal effectiveness means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self -- with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves recedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Priority is a function of context.
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
The ability to manage well doesn't make much difference if you're not even in the right jungle.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally being lived. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
It's easy to say no! when there's a deeper yes! burning inside.
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
The battle is all over except the shouting when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, that something which recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness.
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.

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