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Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up. John F. Kennedy

Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like. Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. George Washington

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. Theodore Roosevelt

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. Thomas Jefferson

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion. Abraham Lincoln

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Woodrow Wilson

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. John F. Kennedy

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson
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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it. Abraham Lincoln

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. John F. Kennedy
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On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. Abraham Lincoln

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have. Thomas Jefferson
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Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. Ronald Reagan

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm Abraham Lincoln

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