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"An ounce of hypocracy is worth a pound of ambition."

"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own."
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"Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility."

"If you don't believe in yourself, then who will believe in you? The next man's way of getting there might not necessarily work for me, so I have to create my own ways of getting there."

"Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever."

"The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject."

"What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe."

"Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life."

"The more you can dream, the more you can do."

"Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out."

"Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you."

"One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals."

"It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch."

"Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets."

"The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance."

"Luck can often mean simple taking advantage of a situation at the right moment, It is possible to "make" your luck by being always prepared."

"Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement."

"This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure."

"To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it."

"Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity."

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