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I hope I don’t sound like an old-fashioned stick-in-the-mud, but when I hear about people making vast fortunes without doing any productive work or contributing anything to society, my reaction is: “How can I get in on that?” ~ Dave Barry

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He who limps still walks. — Stanislaw Lec

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Following the rules will not get the job done. Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules.

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We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure. ~ John Dryden

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A genius is a talented person who does his homework. ~ Thomas Edison

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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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Welfare is not a retirement plan.

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You can always find a capable helping hand at the end of your own sleeve. ~ Zig Ziglar

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There are two ways to climb an oak tree. You can climb it, or you can sit on an acorn and wait for it to grow. ~ Anonymous

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Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitant to get in the way if you’re moving. ~ Timothy Ferriss

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When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. ~ George Pataki

Welcome to the Republican Party….

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A young teenage girl was about to finish her first year of college. She considered herself a very liberal Democrat but her father was a rather staunch Republican. One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to taxes and welfare programs.   He stopped her and asked her how she was […]

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Winning isn’t everything.  Wanting to is. ~ Catfish Hunter  

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The strongest argument for free enterprise is that it prevents anybody from having too much power. Whether that person is a government official, a trade union official, or a business executive. If forces them to put up or shut up. They either have to deliver the goods, produce something that people are willing to pay […]

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You can’t do everything at once, but you can do something at once. ~ Zig Ziglar  

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85% of the worlds work is done by people who don’t feel very well. ~ Winston Churchill    ++  

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Now is the time for all good men to come to. ~ Walt Kelly  

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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing.  It was here first. ~ Mark Twain  +

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It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. ~ Samuel Johnson  

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Process and Procedure are the last hiding place of people without the wit and wisdom to do their job properly.  

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We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. ~ Oswald Chambers  

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An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger then the brain cell it occupied. ~ Arnold Glasgow  

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Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result.  Tears will get you sympathy.  Sweat will get you results. ~ Jesse Jackson  

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Life is like a game of cards.  The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru  

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To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ~ Steve Prefontaine  

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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. ~ Margaret Thatcher  

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I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. ~  John Steinbeck  

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We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it. ~ John Steinbeck  

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  

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A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. ~ Jean Paul Sartre  

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution. ~ Paul Gaugin  

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What you do speaks so loud, I cannot hear what you say. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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Saying what we think gives a wider range of conversation than saying what we know. ~ Cullen Hightower  

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A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success. ~ Cullen Hightower  

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You will not be given any more straw yet you must produce your full quota of bricks. ~ Bible, Exodus 5:18

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By doing just a little every day, you can gradually let the task completely overwhelm you. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant  

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All things are difficult before they are easy. ~ Thomas Fuller  

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There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  

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If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  

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I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. ~ Gustave Flaubert

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Draw the art you want to see, make the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read. ~ Austin Kleon  

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God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.  ~ Anonymous  (variation of  ”The Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Neibuhr)  

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People of character do the right thing, not because they think it will change the world but because they refuse to be changed by the world. ~ Michael Josephson  

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All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. ~ Ellen Glasgow  

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Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. ~ George Washington  

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After age 25, you’re not a victim anymore–you’re a volunteer.

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The world belongs to the energetic. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If you can’t cope, get stronger! ~  Falline Danforth  

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Don’t watch the clock; do what it does.  Keep going. ~ Sam Levenson