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"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive."

"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time."
Wisdom

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Work

"The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly."

"No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it."

"Laws are essential emanations from the self-poised character of God; they radiate from the sun to the circling edge of creation. Verily, the mighty Lawgiver hath subjected himself unto laws."

"No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort."

"If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."

"Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering."

"I am a part of everything that I have read."

"Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved."

"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones."

"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."
Age

"The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants."

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind."

"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big."

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