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1. Facts stubborn things. 

2. Fame has also this great drawback that if we pursue it we must direct our lives in such a way as to please the fancy of men; avoiding what they dislike & seeking what is pleasing to them. 

3. For one man who sincerely piles our misfortunes, there are thousands who hate our success. 

4. We always weaken what we exaggerate. 

5. There are people so addicted to exaggeration, they canít tell a truth without lying. 

6. No man is completely worthless. He can always serve as a horrible example. 

7. The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other kind finds a excuse. 

8. Smart people speak from experiences, smarter people from experiences donít speak. 

9. Todayís extravagance becomes tomorrowís necessity. 

10. Advice is like a snow, the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon & the deeper it sinks into the mind. 

11. Accept me as I am - only then will we discover each other. 

12. A man, who thinks he knows everything, knows little about himself. 

13. Marriage is like a violin; after the beautiful music is over the strings are still attached. 

14. We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have different. 

15. He who doesnít understand your silence will probably not understand your words. 

16. Everyone has a child inside waiting to be loved. 

17. Things can come to those who can wait; but only the things left by those who hustle. 

18. To create a happy marriage is rather an act... no one tells just how itís done because it is by the heart. It takes patience to perfect it, love & care to make it grow, & time to give its value. 

19. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be alone. 

20. You can give without loving, but never love without giving. 

21. The difference between failure & success is doing a thing nearly right & doing a thing exactly right. 

22. Money will buy a fine dog but only love will make him wag his tail. 

23. Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions than ruined by too confident security. 

24. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. 

25. If you would have things come your way; go after them. 

26. The more you speak about yourself, the more you are bound to lie. 

27. If you want to get the best out of a man, you should look for the best in him. 

28. The employer generally gets the employment he deserves. 

29. Your son will follow your fool steps more easily than your advice. 

30. A man whom allows himself to be carried with enthusiasm, often has to come back. 

31. To envy anybody is to confess ourselves his inferiority. 

32. Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way. 

33. Discussion is an exchange of knowledge. Argument is an exchange of ignorance's. 

34. Donít tell what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do. 

35. One must learn by doing things, for though you think you know it, you cannot be certain until you try it. 

36. You donít know until you try it. 

37. If you wish to be denied access to logic, become emotional. 

38. A wise employer wantís ideas not echoes. 

39. Become the most positive & enthusiastic person you know. 

40. If you want to do something likely to last long, plant a tree. 

41. A little caterpillar can fall a giant tree. 

42. Experience: Once burnt, Lesson learnt. 

43. Envy eats nothing, but itís own heart out. 

44. Experience teaches only the teachable. 

45. Nothing experienced is ever lost - even the most painful. 

46. The years teach much which the dayís never knew. 

47. Experiences are very personal, therefore they cannot make others wise. 

48. The quality of what we expect determines the quality of our actions. 

49. People, who expect too much, do too little. 

50. No explanation ever explains the necessity of making one. 

51. In business the man who doesnít need a boss is usually selected to be one. 

52. Budgets make you worry before you spend instead of afterwards. 

53. A calendar is simply a reminder that our days are numbered. 

54. To improve is to change; to aim for perfection is to change often. 

55. People support what they help to create so get then involved in planning change. 

56. Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, & the wisdom to know the difference. 

57. There are two kind of people: who donít say much - those who remain quiet, & those who talk too much. 

58. Reading completes a person, speech trains them for the job; writing teaches accurate expressions. 

59. If you have confidence in yourself, others will have to. 

60. There is no pillow as clear & as soft as conscience. 

61. Conversation is a competitive exercise in which the first person to draw breath is declared the listener. 

62. The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity. 

63. What you want & what your customers want may not be the same, but unless you give them what they want, you wonít get what you want. 

64. Donít keep a dog & bark yourself. 

65. If you worry about the bees, you will never get to the honey. 

66. You canít strengthen the weak by weakening them. 

67. You canít teach a person anything, you can only help him find it within himself. 

68. The battle cry for any business is performance, productivity, & accountability. 

69. We need to acknowledge our weakness, value our strengths & exhort ourselves to achieve. 

70. People stumble not only on mountains but also on small stones. 

71. There is no end to what we can achieve - provided we donít mind who gets the credit. 

72. Patience & time can be your two best friends. 

73. Beware of the person who tells what they did instead of what they are doing. 

74. You need only three things to get to the top - talent, ambition, & initiative. 

75. When all is said & done, as a rule more is said than done. 

76. To get things done choose a busy person. The other has no time. 

77. Life is like a mirror. It never reflects more than we can put into it. 

78. When a person gets too old to set a bad example, he starts to give good advice. 

79. The best thing you can save for your old age is yourself. 

80. One is really old when regrets take the place of hopes. 

81. An appraisal, if carried out objectively, is the key to success. 

82. Some arguments have two sides, but no ends. 

83. When speaking to an audience, appeal to their beliefs, attitudes, & values. 

84. The discipline of going back to basics is a valuable experience. 

85. Hope sees the invisible; feels the intangible & achieves the impossible. 

86. He is great who can do what he wishes; he is wise who wishes to do what he can. 

87. Tolerance comes with age. 

88. Diplomacy is cutting down the other fellows' throat without using a knife. The ability to take something & make the other fellow believe he is giving it away. 

89. It is always seemed to me that hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. 

90. Praise is warming & desirable. It is an earned thing. It has to be deserved; like a hug from a child. 

91. Speech is like the colour of a flower & silence is its fragrance. 

92. People are musical instruments who resonate according to who touches them. 

93. Daylight can be seen through very small holes, so little things will illustrate a person's character. 

94. Wipe a leaf here, kindle a smile there & life acquires a meaning. 

95. Make the best of what is in your power & take the rest as it happens. 

96. We all have three personalities: one we know, one we have, one we think we have. 

97. The miracle is this the more we share the more we have. 

98. So many people are good at talking because they are not good at holding their tongue. 

99. You have one thing in common with all successful people, a twenty-four day, itís how you use the time that makes the difference. 

100. Donít let yesterday use up too much of today. 

101. Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. 

102. The aim of training should be to inspire action rather than fill with knowledge. 

103. The only people who enjoy hearing about troubles are lawyers & they get paid for it. 

104. I hear, I forget. I see, & I remember. I do & I understand. 

105. Never judge a person until you stand in their place. 

106. Compliments lost nothing. Yet many pay dearly for it. 

107. A bore talks in the first person (I, me, etc.), a gossip in the third person (They, those, etc.), & a brilliant conversationalist in the second person (you). 

108. It is important that people know what you stand for; it is equally important that they know what you donít stand for. 

109. Courtesy is to business, what oil is to machinery. 

110. Courtesy is nothing, yet it buys things that are priceless. 

111. To know what is right & not to do it is the worst cowardice. 

112. Remember that every hard-boiled egg is yellow inside. 

113. Instead of putting others in there, put yourself in their place. 

114. The trouble with most of us is that we would be rather ruined by praise than saved by criticism. 

115. All cruelty springs from weakness. 

116. It takes a clever man to turn cynic & a wise man to be clever enough not to. 

117. Cynics are only happy in making the world as barren to others as they have made it for themselves. 

118. The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others. 

119. Even cowards can endure hardship, only the brave can endure suspense. 

120. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, everything is lost. 

121. Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both. 

122. Cleverness is no wisdom. 

123. If a man deceives me once, shame on me; if man deceives me twice, shame on me. 

124. It is a lot better to say, ďI mustĒ, than to wait until you have to listen to somebody else saying to you, ďYou mustĒ. 

125. Difficulties are meant to rouse not discourage. 

126. It is of very little use in trying to be dignified of dignity that is no part of your character. 

127. Diplomacy is something you know you canít get. 

128. If you have a the advantage over someone & you lead him to think that he has the advantage over you; without giving him the chance to take advantage of you - you are a diplomat. 

129. Restless & discontentment are the first necessities of progress. 

130. It is better to tighten your belt than loosen you path. 

131. A manís caliber may be measured by the amount of opposition taken to discourage him. 

132. Anyone can make a mistake; a fool insists on repeating it. 

133. Anger is a wind, which blows out the lamp of the mind. 

134. The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand but in what direction we are moving. 

135. Donít wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you have got to make it yourself. 

136. More marriages may survive if the partners realize that the best comes after the worst. 

137. The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win. 

138. All that is worth cherishing in this world begins in the heart & not in the head. 

139. Success has a simple formula; do your best, & people may like it. 

140. Pay attention to your enemies for are the first to discover your mistakes. 

141. A lie has speed but truth has endurance. 
142. Opportunities are often the things you havenít noticed the first time around. 

143. Instead of giving a politician the key of a city it might be better to change the locks. 

144. We donít remember the days; but we remember the moments. 

145. I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am unable to take it. 

146. Itís when you run away that you are most likely to stumble. 

147. Drink deep from the fountain of joy that comes from doing your duty & keep going without fear in the face of obstacles. This is the essence of religion. 
148. Absence is to love what wind is to fire, it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. 

149. The good and the pleasant are not one and the same. The former leads to beatitude and enmeshes man in the world. 

150. If you should speak, speak what is benevolent. Speak not what is malevolent. 

151. They alone live you live for the welfare of others. The others are more dead 
 than alive. 
152. Make your life ever useful to the others and an instrument to eliminate misery in them. 
153. Conquest of the mind converts man the ordinary into man the extraordinary. 
154. If your thoughts are shameful to reveal, it is more shameful to think them. 

155. Only the foolish distinguish between man and women; the good respect both 
156. Let us cultivate the power to hear. 
157. Respect your father and your mother. 
158. Deal gently with people, and not be harsh; cheer them and condemn them not. 
159. Our present life is prelude to the future life. It is a pilgrimage of short duration to a higher life. 

160. Character is my degree; life is my examination; universe is my university. 

161. Give not unto the foolish what is in your keeping of their wealth, which lord hath given you to maintain, but feed and clothe them from it, and speak kindly 
 unto them. 
162. If you grumble at the little thing that has fallen to our lot to do, we will grumble at everything. Always grumbling, we will lead a miserable life and everything will be a failure. 

163. He, who sees God in all and all in God, hates none. He who feels for others as he feels for himself, loves all. 

164. Half the ills of mankind are due to ignorance, the other half arise from egoism. 

165. Give to God the offering of humility, and He will give thee the triple gift of Peace, Joy and Love. 
166. Remember that the greatest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. 
167. Let Knowledge of the good be thy food, Compassion thy steward, and Divinity ringing in every beat of the heart be thy horn. 
168. Name, power, wealth and sex are the four doors to the fort of self-degeneration and imprisonment. 
169. That wording, the slanderer, by talking evil of another, washes his dirt and eats filth. 
170. Good Humour is the health of the soul; sadness is its poison. 
171. Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortune than yourself. 
172. The same rules you use to judge others will used by God to judge you-but with even greater severity. 
173. Never accept responsibility without authority. 
174. Know when to phone instead of fax. 
175. Education is the soul of the society that goes on for generations. 
176. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. 
177. Power is only in the hands of those you give it to. 
178. Control the pace. Pace is everything. 
179. Donít be an assistant to anybody with whom you donít get along. 
180. In all good business deals, what makes the best business sense is to follow the money. 
181. Inside every problem are the seeds of a solution. 
182. Reluctance feeds the aggressor. 
183. Be a part of the solution, not the problem. 
184. Try not to give ultimatums. 
185. Pay the IRS on time. Late taxes can be your worst nightmare. 
186. Learn the art of schmoozing but donít make it your greatest talent. 
187. Leave the Christmas party early - you will be glad when you hear the stories the next day. 

188. The best leader is not the one who makes the fewest mistakes, but the one who makes the best of them. 
189. People who want simple solutions are mediocre. The ability to endure with problems is the secret of greatness. 
190. Keep a paper trail of your actions & decisions. 
191. Mail the originals of what you fax. 
192. Hire a consultant only if you canít do it. 
193. Remember the oldest adage - an honest dayís pay for an honest dayís work. 
194. Take a pride in your work & your reputation. 
195. Learn from your last deal. 
196. Time is precious. Start at the end & say it in two minutes or less. 
197. Use your own product & see if it works. 
198. Read your annual report. 
199. Never skimp when it comes to attorneys & accounts. 
200. He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. 

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