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RE: Small-Mindedness.

"Life is too short to be small."

      Benjamin Disraeli.

RE: The Error of Thinking Small.

"Nobody ever made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little."

      Edmund Burke.

RE: National Greatness & Small Dreams.

"It is time to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams."

      Ronald Reagan.

RE: Opportunity for Individual Success.

"There is always room at the top."

      Daniel Webster.

RE: Opportunity for Individual Success.

"People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top."

      Margaret Thatcher, LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH (September 30,

RE: The Road to Success.

"The road to success is always under construction."

      Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill.

RE: Capitalism & Bankruptcy

"Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell."

      Frank Borman.

RE: Living Within One's Means.

"There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means."

      Calvin Coolidge.

RE: The Key to Financial Success.

"The key to having more tomorrow is: spending less today."


RE: A Person's Wealth & Health.

"If you have ample wealth and good health and wish to keep both, don't mess around with tobacco, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, prostitutes, and other abomonations."


RE: Teaching One's Children About Money.

"The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any."

      Katherine Whitehorn.

RE: Love of Wealth.

"The love of wealth is ... to be traced, as either a principal or accessory motive, at the bottom of all that Americans do; this gives to all their passions a sort of family likeness...."

      Alexis Charles Henri Clerel de Tocqueville.

RE: Wisdom in Spending Money.

"No one spends another person's money as wisely as he spends his own."

      Dick Armey, Majority Floor Leader of the U.S. House of

RE: The Christian's Duty to Strive to Become Wealthy.

"Money is power, and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it. You ought because you can do more good with it than without it. Money printed your Bible, money builds your churches, money sends your missionaries, and money pays your preachers, and you would not have many of them either, if you did not pay them. I am always willing that my church should raise my salary, because the church that pays the largest salary always raises it the easiest. You never knew an exception to it in your life. The man who gets the largest salary can do the most good with the power that is furnished to him. Of course he can if his spirit be right to use it for what it is given to him.

"I say, then, you ought to have money. If you can honestly attain unto riches ... it is your Christian and godly duty to do so. It is an awful mistake of these pious people to think you must be awfully poor in order to be pious."

      Reverend Russell H. Conwell, "Acres of Diamonds," 
            Lecture/Sermon, Westfield Methodist Church,
            Westfield, Massachusetts (1861).

RE: Wealth & Planning for the Future.

"Rich people plan for three generations. Poor people plan for Saturday night."

      Gloria Steinem.

RE: Dealing with Problems.

"A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks, and suffers the consequences."

      Book of Proverbs (27:12), Old Testament, THE HOLY BIBLE
            (The Living Bible Paraphrased).

RE: Helping People.

"There is no use whatsoever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself."

      Andrew Carnegie.

RE: Taxation.

"If Patrick Henry thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how bad it is with representation."


RE: Personal Vices & Virtues.

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."

      Abraham Lincoln.

RE: Tending to One's Own Business.

"Let everyone sweep in front of his or her own door and the whole world will be clean."

      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

RE: Loving Life & Making Good Use of One's Time.

"Doust thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."

      Benjamin Franklin.

RE: Facing Facts.

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."

      John Adams.

RE: Human Madness.

"I can calculate the motions of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people."

      Sir Isaac Newton.

RE: A Teacher's Influence.

"The teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops."

      Henry Adams.

RE: A Major Function of the Trial Lawyer.

"A major function of the trial lawyer is to save people from the consequences of their own ignorance, stupidity, and wrongheadedness."


RE: Saints & Sinners.

"A church is not a museum for saints. It's a hospital for sinners."

      Abigail Van Buren (2000).

RE: What Goes Around, Comes Around.

"... whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

      Saint Paul the Apostle, Epistle to the Galatians (6:7),
            New Testament, THE HOLY BIBLE (King James Version).

"As you have sown, so shall you reap."

      Marcus Tullius Cicero (54 B.C.).

"... they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same."

      Book of Job (4:8), Old Testament,  THE HOLY BIBLE (King
            James Version).

RE: Religion & Patriotism.

"A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society? The Scriptures tell us 'righteousness exalteth a Nation'."

      Abigain Adams.

RE: Godliness & Life in this World.

"True Godliness doesn't turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it, and excites their endeavors to mend it."

      William Penn.

RE: Prudent Exercise of Free Speech

"Before engaging mouth, make certain brain is in gear."


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