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Perseverance

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

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—Henry David Thoreau

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Commitment

She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).

Carroll, Lewis

—Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Perspective

Long stormy springtime, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.

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—Thomas Carlyle (Eliott & Fry Photography)

Decisiveness & Persistence

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

—Ayn Rand

Abigail Adams on Character

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

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—Abigail Adams (Portrait by Benjamin Blyth, 1766)

Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.

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—Paulo Coehlo

Humor Friday

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.

Steven Wright

—Steven Wright