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  • Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
  • Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
  • Be quick but don't hurry.
  • If you're not putting pressure on yourself you're cheating.
  • I'm just a common man who is true to his beliefs.
  • Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
  • Sports don't build character, they reveal it.
  • Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
  • The only place you will find success before work is in the dictionary.- also attributed to Vince Lombardi
  • The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
  • Never mistake activity for achievement.
  • The worst things you can do for the ones you love are the things they could and should do for themselves.
  • You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are
  • The four laws of learning are explanation, demonstration, imitation, and repetition. The goal is to create a correct habit that can be produced instinctively under great pressure. To make sure this goal was achieved, I created eight laws of learning: namely, explanation, demonstration, imitation, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition and repetition.
  • Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.
  • It's not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it.
  • If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
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