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When one door closes another door opens but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
An inventor a man who looks upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world.
Ordinary people who know nothing of phonetics or elocution have difficulties in understanding slow speech composed of perfect sounds, while they have no difficulty in comprehending an imperfect gabble if only the accent and rhythm are natural.
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
What this power is I cannot say all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
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