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It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

Carroll, Lewis

—Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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Vincent Egoro

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Most of us know the story of Thomas Edison, his inventions and their relevance in our world today, several years after his death.

Did you know he arrived New York from Boston (USA) friendless, and heavily in debt due to his failed experiments in Boston? I stumbled on an old interview of his in which he shared the principles that caused him to succeed in life and business.

I have decided to share those principles with you, as they are still very true today as they were back then, and they help you immensely in your journey to success:

  1. Being broke and hungry is a blessing

When Thomas Edison was asked if he believed hunger, and lack can compel a person to achieve success, he said “It certainly makes him keep a sharp look out. I think it does push a man along.”

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When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

Reagan on Jumping Horse

—Ronald Reagan

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But where, says some, is the King of America? I’ll tell you Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal Brute of Britain…let it be brought forth, placed on the divine law, the word of God; let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America THE LAW IS KING.

Paine, Thomas

—Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

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The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.

Marcus Aurelius

—Marcus Aurelius

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Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.


—William Blake

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Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Hemingway, Ernest

—Ernest Hemingway

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What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.

von Balthasar, Hans Urs

—Hans Urs on Balthasar

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I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.

Kepler, Johannes

—Johannes Kepler

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Tis against some men’s principle to pay interest, and seems against other’s interest to pay the principle.

Franklin Ben

—Benjamin Franklin

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