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I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

When you're prepared, you're more confident. When you have a strategy, you're more comfortable.
I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.
My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation.
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
Be good and you will be lonely.
We always weaken everything we exaggerate.
People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be -- whether they will admit that or not.
To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it.
I am bigger than anything that can happen to me.
Arrange Whatever pieces come your way.
Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
The penalty for success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.
The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.
Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
A problem is your chance to do your best.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Charm is more than beauty.
All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Charm is a product of the unexpected.
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.
God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.
You can cage the singer but not the song.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempest.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjoy it.
Start off everyday with a simple smile and get it over with.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Be open to your happiness and sadness as they arise.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand -- and melting like a snowflake.
Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful.
It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Follow your bliss.
Life loves the liver of it.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.
Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
Many search for happiness as we look for a hat we wear on our heads.
The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.
From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash.

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