You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the road side until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.

— John Bartholomew Gough

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If you want to succeed, you must make your own opportunities as you go.

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The evil of infatuation is illustrated by the drunkard.

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Reputation is for time; character is for eternity.

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Every moderate drinker could abandon the intoxicating cup if he would;

every inebriate would if he could.

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Intemperance weaves the winding-sheet of souls.

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Society is doing a great deal for the workingman, for the lower classes;

but it seems to me, sometimes, as if it formed associations to obtain for them toys, and then formed other associations to teach them to play with them.

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What you learn from bad habits and in bad society, you will never forget, and it will be a lasting pang to you. I tell you in all sincerity, not as in the excitement of speech, but as I would confess and have confessed before God, I would give my right hand if I could forget that which I have learned in bad society.

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If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.

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It may be a very little thing for you to say to a young man the few words that turn him from the way of ruin, and win him back to life and hope. It may be a very little thing to you; but it is every thing to the young man.

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What you learn from bad habits and in bad society you will never forget, and it will be a lasting pang to you.

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It is the minority that has stood in the vain of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world.

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What is a minority? The chosen heroes of this earth have been in a minority.

There is not a social, political, or religious privilege that you enjoy today that was not bought for you by the blood and tears and patient suffering of the minority. It is the minority that have stood in the van of every moral conflict, and achieved all that is noble in the history of the world.

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About John Bartholomew Gough

Quotes 18 sayings
Birthday August 22, 1817

A man is what he is, not what men say he is.

His character no man can touch. His character is what he is before his God and his Judge; and only himself can damage that. His reputation is what men say he is. That can be damaged; but reputation is for time, character is for eternity.

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One of those poor fellows that had become a Christian was badgered by his companions; and one of them said, "How do you know that Jesus Christ has forgiven your sins? " The man turned at once and said, "How do you know when you have got sugar in your tea?

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You must make your own opportunities.

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If the Bible is God's word, and we believe it, let us handle it with reverence.

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A man's enemies have no power to harm him, if he is true to himself and loyal to God.

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