Tuesday, December 11, 2012

2013 TKR: Quick Quotes about independence

Quick Quotes about independence
Self-help--Thinkerer
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  • The reason quotes stick around is that they fit lots of things.  
  • So look them over.  
  • You may find one that fits you.  
  • Or somebody you know.
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  • You are the author of your life.
  • Self-improvement is not a duty but an opportunity. 
  • You are what you choose to do.
  • To pay for success, you may have to tax your brain. 
  • Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who have found it.
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  • You are dedicating your life to become something. Do you know what it is? 
  • Use the cues or the cues will use you. 
  • The language of complaint starts with they. The language of solutions starts with I. 
  • Your only power to control the future lies in what you do now. 
  • Who manages what you should do? 
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  • All your solutions start with you. 
  • When you work for yourself, you never work by the hour. 
  • Many think of changing the world. Who thinks of changing himself? 
  • Individualists of the world, unite! 
  • I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam.–Popeye. 
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  • My very own dead mouse. A principle easily grasped by a puppy. 
  • You shall be as God, knowing good and evil.–The Serpent. 
  • If the ancients were so smart, how come they are all dead? 
  • We have met the enemy and he is us. -- Pogo
  • I am not a label. I am a person. 
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  • Don’t try to stand out in the crowd. Stand somewhere else.
  • You are not responsible for everything. That’s my job.–God. 
  • You have to stand for something or you will fall for anything. 
  • You gave your life to become the person you are right now. Was it worth it? 
  • Everybody's job is nobody's job. 
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  • Explanations don't fix things. They help you feel better at not fixing things. 
  • Never buy the other fellow’s deal. 
  • Curse the darkness one in a while. See what it does for you. 
  • Nobody else can go there for you. You gotta go there by yourself. 
  • It is enough to be responsible for yourself. 
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  • You've got to cross that lonesome valley. You've got to cross it by yourself. 
  • The function of guilt is to relieve you of responsibility. 
  • And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame. 
  • We don’t just learn the rules, we make the rules. 
  • If you seek the unity of life, do not seek on the mountain top. Seek in the midst of life.
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  • Your success lies not in satisfying others but in satisfying yourself. 
  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it. 
  • Do you know the difference between "I can't do it" and "I can't do it yet?" 
  • Self-discipline is an illusion produced by engineering the job. 
  • My best work is what I’m doing now.
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  • Firemen go into a building just when everybody else is running out. 
  • No matter who is your boss, work to standards that satisfy you. 
  • Nobody gives you power. You take power. Or not. Your choice. 
  • You don't ask a juggler which ball is the highest priority. Success is to do it all. 
  • Luke Skywalker: I'll try. Yoda: No. Do. Or do not. There is no try. 
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  • Success in being a good follower lies in picking the right leader.
  • First law of expertise: Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
  • If you follow in the footsteps of the wise ones, you will find only footsteps.
  • To find what the wise ones found, you must seek what they sought.
  • You are your most important product.
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  • Choosing your goal is the first gate to motivation.
  • You are only independent when you choose your own goals.
  • It all starts with you. 
  • You are only independent when you solve your own problems.
  • Success is making a living from what you like to do.
  • The greatest view is the fan of possibilities.
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  • "I'll pray for you." Religious term meaning "Don't expect any help from me."
  • "Good luck." Secular term meaning "I'll pray for you."
  • Independence never comes from asking other people what you should do. 
  • You learn more from what you do than from what you are told.
  • If you don't know where you are going, you may not like it when you get there.

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