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Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.

Dubliners
The good you have done, the kind words you have spoken, the love you have shown to others, can never be fully measured.
It is better to act too quickly than it is to wait too long.
It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.

Sense And Sensibility
The shortest answer is doing the thing.
Never confuse movement with action.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
DonÔŅĹt do the natural thing, the impulsive thing. That is usually wrong.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Action springs out of what we fundamentally desire.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
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On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
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