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Do what you can, with what you have, right where you are.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. After all, if we do the wrong thing, at...
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is not...
I am a part of everything that I have read.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.


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"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." Make picture quote!
"The American people abhor a vacuum." Make picture quote!
"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." Make picture quote!
"Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country." Make picture quote!
"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft." Make picture quote!
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Make picture quote!
"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage." Make picture quote!
"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike." Make picture quote!
"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones." Make picture quote!
"The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." Make picture quote!
"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." Make picture quote!
"Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering." Make picture quote!
"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." Make picture quote!
"A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Make picture quote!
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all." Make picture quote!
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious 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." Make picture quote!
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Make picture quote!
"Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace." Make picture quote!
"With self-discipline most anything is possible." Make picture quote!
"When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all." Make picture quote!
"The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats." Make picture quote!
"When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer Present or Not guilty." Make picture quote!
"Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe." Make picture quote!
"The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead." Make picture quote!
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life." Make picture quote!
"The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly." Make picture quote!
"There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering." Make picture quote!
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public." Make picture quote!
"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Make picture quote!
"When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it." Make picture quote!
"The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits." Make picture quote!
"Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past." Make picture quote!
"The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer." Make picture quote!
"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything." Make picture quote!
"The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name." Make picture quote!
"The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice." Make picture quote!
"The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people." Make picture quote!
"The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"The government is us; we are the government, you and I." Make picture quote!
"The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight." Make picture quote!
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young." Make picture quote!
"Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it." Make picture quote!
"Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering." Make picture quote!
"Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time." Make picture quote!
"No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause." Make picture quote!
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." Make picture quote!
"Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor." Make picture quote!
"No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience." Make picture quote!
"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive." Make picture quote!
"People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives." Make picture quote!
"Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement." Make picture quote!
"Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body." Make picture quote!
"Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." Make picture quote!
"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind." Make picture quote!
"No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse." Make picture quote!
"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things." Make picture quote!
"I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!" Make picture quote!
"I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being." Make picture quote!
"I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head." Make picture quote!
"I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also." Make picture quote!
"It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize." Make picture quote!
"If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name." Make picture quote!
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." Make picture quote!
"It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things." Make picture quote!
"It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws." Make picture quote!
"I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life." Make picture quote!
"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike" Make picture quote!
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Make picture quote!
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." Make picture quote!
"I have always been fond of the West African proverb: Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." Make picture quote!
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing." Make picture quote!
"In life as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard." Make picture quote!
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort." Make picture quote!
"It is not the critic that counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the Arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming but he who does actually strive to do the deed who knows the great devotion who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat." Make picture quote!
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at his best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat." Make picture quote!
"It is only through work and strife that either nation or individual moves on to greatness. The great man is always the man of mighty effort, and usually the man whom grinding need has trained to mighty effort." Make picture quote!
"No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency." Make picture quote!
"The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy." Make picture quote!
"The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything." Make picture quote!
"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life." Make picture quote!
"To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society." Make picture quote!
"To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Make picture quote!




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