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Friday, July 31, 2009

Words of Motivation

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."
Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw

"If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"
Poet T.S. Eliot

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
United States army officer George S. Patton

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
Albert Einstein

1816 - Family was forced out of home and, aged six, he had to work to support them.
1818 - His mother died.
1831 - Failed in business.
1832 - Lost election for legislature.
1832 - Lost his job.
1832 - Wanted to go to law school but couldn't get in.
1833 - Began a business and went bankrupt, spent next 17 years paying off the debt.
1835 - Sweetheart died.
1836 - Nervous breakdown.
1838 - Defeated for Speaker of legislature.
1843 - Defeated for congress.
1848 - Defeated for re-election to congress.
1849 - Rejected for job of land officer.
1854 - Defeated for US Senate.
1856 - Defeated for Vice-President.
1858 - Defeated for US Senate.
1860 - Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th President of the United States.

"Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors."
Old African proverb

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