quote by Alexander Hamilton

People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.

— Alexander Hamilton

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If you light a lantern for another, it will also brighten your own way

A flash of harmless lightning, A mist of rainbow dyes, The burnished sunbeams brightening From flower to flower he flies.

As long as you live keep smiling because it brightens everybody's day.

With music, one's whole future life is brightened.

This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.

O Hope! Dazzling, radiant Hope! What a change thou bringest to the hopeless;

brightening the darkened paths, and cheering the lonely way.

Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it.

To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.

Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.

How blessings brighten as they take their flight.

Years teach us more than books.

The middle course is the best.

Live nutty. Just occasionally. Just once in a while. And see what happens. It brightens up the day.

These beautiful days ... do not exist as mere pictures - maps hung upon the walls of memory to brighten at times when touched by association or will ... They saturate themselves into every part of the body and live always.

You meet a friend - your face brightens. You have struck gold.

The Advent season is that time when we seek to, in a manner of speaking, mute our memory of what has already happened, that we might brighten our joy that it happened. We leave the already of His advent to taste the bitter of the not yet. We, in short, go back, that we might look forward to His coming.

Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character.

We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable.

Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.

Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, began where he stood to put his dream into action, and despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Practical dreamers do not quit.

We need the historian and philosopher to give us with trenchant pen, the story of our forefathers, and let our soul and body, with phosphorescent light, brighten the chasm that separates us. We should cling to them just as blood is thicker than water.

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.

So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.

Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.

The heart may be broken, and the soul remain unshaken.

If I have brightened up one single sad childhood, then I have at least accomplished something in my life.

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.

From New Year's on the outlook brightens;

good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining.

If you could do something that would make people happy, and it would cost you neither money nor time, would you do it? If that same thing made you happy, would you do it? What is this magical thing that will brighten your day and the days of people around you and yet cost you nothing? A smile.

A smile is often the key thing.One is paid with a smile. One is rewarded with a smile. One is brightened by a smile. And the quality of a smile can make one die.

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.

There's more, much more, to Christmas Than candlelight and cheer;

It's the spirit of sweet friendship That brightens all year. It's thoughtfulness and kindness, It's hope reborn again, For peace, for understanding, And for goodwill to men!

The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.

What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past like the rich pumpkin pie?

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