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Sayings of Great Personalities for Personality Development


·         If you do not believe in co-operation, look what happens to a wagon that loses a wheel.


·         Seek the counsel of men who will tell you the truth about yourself, even if it hurts you to hear it.  Mere commendation will not bring the improvement you need.


·         If you cannot do great things yourself, remember that you may do small things in a great way.


·         A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.


·         If you can run a losing race without blaming your loss on someone else, you have bright prospects of success further down the road in life.


·         No position in life can be secure, and no achievement can be permanent unless built upon truth and justice.


·         Do not ‘tell’ the world what you can do – ‘show’ it.


·         Anyone can ‘start’, but only the thorough-bred will ‘finish’.


·         Remember that when you make an appointment with another person you assume the responsibility of punctuality, and that you have no right to be a single minute late.


·         You are fortunate if you have learned the difference between temporary defeat and failure; more fortunate still, if you have learned the truth that the very seed of success is dormant in every defeat that you experience.


·         Is it not strange that we fear most that which never happens?  That we destroy our initiative by the fear of defeat, when, in reality, defeat is a most useful tonic and should be accepted as such.


·         A home is something that cannot be bought. You can buy a house but only a woman can make of it a home.


·         The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.  Do not be afraid of mistakes provided you do not make the same one twice.


·         ‘Wait for opportunity and don’t miss the opportunity” is a traditional advice and “Create an opportunity in your favour and encash it to your advantage immediately” is the modern advice.


·         Charles Chaplin made a million dollars a year out of a funny, shuffling walk and a pair of baggy trousers, because he did “something different”, take the hint and “individualise” yourself with some distinctive and innovative useful idea.


·         E.M.Startler became the most successful hotel man in the world by rendering more service and better service than his guests were asked to pay for.


·         Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is certainly never the result of selfishness.


·         One of the most valuable things any man can learn is the art of using the knowledge and experience of others to his advantage.


·         A careful inventory of all your past experiences may disclose the startling fact that everything has happened for the best.


·         First impression really does count.  Dress to look the part you intend to play, but take care not to overdo it.


·         Conceit is a fog which envelops a man’s real character beyond his own recognition.  It weakens his native ability and strengthens all his inconsistencies.


·         There is a suitable reward for every virtue and appropriate punishment for every sin a man commits.  Both the reward and the punishment are effects over which no man has control, as they come upon him voluntarily.


·         It is better to be too big for your job than to have a job that is too big for you.


·         Our doubts are traitors and we stand to lose the good; we lose to win by fearing to attempt.


·         If you are successful remember that somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a lift or an idea that started you in the right direction.  Remember, also, that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.


·         It is good for a person to be proud of his country, but still better to see the person so live that his country is proud of him.


·         Fear of no man, hate no man, wish no one misfortune and now you will have plenty of friends.


·         Congratulate yourself when you reach that degree of wisdom which prompts you to see less of the weaknesses of others and more of your own.


·         The Great Edison failed ten thousand times before he made the incandescent electric light work; do not become discouraged and ‘quit’ if you fail once or twice before making your plans work.


·         Any man may become great by doing the common things of life in a great spirit with a genuine desire to be of helpful service to others.


·         Defeat, like a headache, warns us that something has gone wrong.  If we are intelligent we look for the cause and profit by the experience.


·         It is far better to be associated with a few who are right than with the mob which is wrong, because right is always the winner in the end.