We learn courageous action by going forward whenever fear urges us back.
Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
A little boy was asked how he learned to skate. 'By getting up every time I fell down,' he answered.
Love... Force it and it disappears. You cannot will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life that invite it or deny its presence.
Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.
If you give yourself to your task at once, you won't have to do it twice.
Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.
He who doesn't consider himself is seldom considerate of others.
The key to most difficulties does not lie in the dilemmas themselves, but in our relationship to them.
Tell a man something is bad, and he's not at all sure he wants to give it up. Describe it as stupid, and he knows it's the better part of caution to listen.
Manage yourself first and others will take your orders.
The facts, if they are there, speak for themselves.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons.
Those who fume at their problems become their victims.
Make yourself an efficient spark plug, igniting the latent energy of those about you.
Fear of self is the greatest of all terrors, the deepest of all dread, the commonest of all mistakes. From it grows failure. Because of it, life is a mockery. Out of it comes despair.
Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear.
A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
Modern science knows much about such conflicts. We call the mental state that engenders it "ambivalence": a collision between thought and feeling.
No man will work for your interests unless they are his.
Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts.
Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
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