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I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it.
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
God prepares great men for great tasks by great trials.
Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything.
Luck marches with those who give their very best
Lord, let me live until I die.
The darkest day, If you live till tomorrow will have past away.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
One must either be the hammer or the anvil.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Judge not a man by his clothes, but by his wife's clothes.
The more deeply the path is etched, the more it is used, and the more it is used, the more deeply it is etched.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
Do everything as in the eye of another.
Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.
Good men prefer to be accountable.
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Accept failure as a normal part of living. View it as part of the process of exploring your world; make a note of its lessons and move on.
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
You are only what you are when no one is looking.
The view only changes for the lead dog.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
The best thinking has been done in solitude.
Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.
Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
Never complain and never explain.
I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
There is a good side to every situation.
Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
The beginning and almost the end of all good law is that everyone shall work for their bread and receive good bread for their work.
One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.
Neither evil tongues, rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, shall ever prevail against us.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.
Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?
Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Anyone who doesn't miss the past never had a mother.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.

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