There are two great rules of life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that everyone can in the end, get what he wants, if he only tries. That is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is, more or less, an exception to the rule.

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation is principle is always a vice.

Baltasar Gracian

Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier.

Dr. David M. Burns

Fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.

Dogen Zenji

When a great need appears a great use appears also; when there is a small need there is small use; it is obvious, then, that full use is made of all things at all times according to the necessity thereof.

A. Lawrence Lowell

Pleasure is a by-product of doing something that is worth doing. Therefore, do not seek pleasure as such. Pleasure comes of seeking something else, and comes by the way.

It is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.

If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.

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