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Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition.

—Captain John Smith (Public Domain)

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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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It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.


—Edmund Burke

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Those who command themselves, command others.


—William Hazlitt

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The body is the servant of the mind.  It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed.  At the bidding of unlawful thoughts the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay; at the command of glad and beautiful thoughts it becomes clothed with youthfulness and beauty.

Allen_James as a Man Thinketh

—James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

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An individual’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.  If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.


—James Allen

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Keep neither a blunt knife nor an ill-disciplined looseness of tongue.



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