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Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure...

I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress.




Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

Discontent is the first necessity of progress. Great ideas originate in the muscles.
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it.

There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution.

Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.




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