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Top 100 A Man's Measure Quotes

#1. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, said, The greatness of a man's power is in the measure of his surrender. - Author: Rick Warren
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#2. The measure of a man's life is the well spending of it, and not the length. - Author: Plutarch
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#3. Judge him by his actions and not your suspicions," he says. "Because if the only measure of a man's worth is what he does to make money, a lot of good men would be judged unfairly. - Author: J.M. Darhower
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#4. You can't measure what's inside a man's heart. - Author: Joe Rogan
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#5. A lot of people measure a man by what he's got. I've decided to measure myself by what I can give up. - Author: Geoff Nicholson
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#6. T is by justice that we can authentically measure man's value or his nullity ... the absence of justice is the absence of what makes him a man, - Author: Plato
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#7. It would take a year before the answers to those questions became clear, but much longer to realize that it was too easy to pick up a man's dream, his measure of the world, rather than fashion one of my own. - Author: Miranda Weiss
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#8. Wit beyond measure is a man's greatest treasure. - Author: J.K. Rowling
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#9. To award prizes is to attempt to control the course of another man's work. It is a bid to have him do what you will approve. It affects not only the one who wins the award, but all those who in any measure strive for it. - Author: Robert Henri
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#10. The idle wife ranked with the ornamentally wrought weapon and with the splendid offering to the gods as a measure of the man's power to waste, and therefore his superiority over other men ... As is the case with any other object of art, her uselessness is her use. - Author: Emily James Smith Putnam
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#11. If I have observed anything by experience, it is this: a man may take the measure of his growth and decay in grace according to his thoughts and meditations upon the person of Christ, and the glory of Christ's Kingdom, and of His love. - Author: John Owen
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#12. There appears to exist a greater desire to live long than to live well! Measure by man's desires, he cannot live long enough; measure by his good deeds, and he has not lived long enough; measure by his evil deeds, and he has lived too long. - Author: Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
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#13. If you're not comfortable with a strong woman you're not comfortable with your own feminine instincts. You're not comfortable, period. You're going to be threatened by everything that's not exactly like you are ... and that is the measure any man. - Author: Madonna Ciccone
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#14. I've worked with Len Wiseman before, on the 'Underworld' series, in which I was a vampire. The first two of those were his first two films. And I admire him beyond measure. I think he's tremendous, as a man and as a director. - Author: Bill Nighy
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#15. Ah, Valentine's Day. This Author personally detests the holiday. A girl must take the measure of her worth by the number of cards and bouquets she receives, and a young man is forced to spew poetry as if anyone actually spoke in rhyme. It's a wonder the holiday hasn't been - Author: Julia Quinn
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#16. The dreamer's valuation of a thing lost - not another man's - is the only standard to measure it by, and his grief for it makes it large and great and fine, and is worthy of our reverence in all cases. - Author: Mark Twain
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#17. The measure of a man, she said finally, is not the words that mark his end, but everything he's done since his beginning. - Author: T.J. Klune
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#18. A great measure of a man is how he reacts to a midnight awakening when there's no fire or burglar in sight. - Author: Kate Jacobs
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#19. We must know the measure of a man's desires before we can sound the depth of his regrets. - Author: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
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#20. A man both handsome and repulsive in equal measure-as if his good looks were plastered over a rotten centre, a hero's face with a henchman's heart. - Author: Tom Rob Smith
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#21. Hence we must support one another, console one another, mutually help, counsel, and advise, for the measure of every man's virtue is best revealed in time of adversity - adversity that does not weaken a man but rather shows what he is. - Author: Thomas A Kempis
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#22. They say my verse is sad: no wonder; Its narrow measure spans Tears of eternity, and sorrow, Not mine. but man's. - Author: A.E. Housman
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#23. He [Groucho's father] had absolutely no training, and if you had ever seen one of his suits, you'd realize what an accurate statement that is. You see, Pop never used a tape measure. He didn't believe in it. He said he could just look at a man and tell hi. - Author: Groucho Marx
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#24. A man's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man's character. In these reactions are revealed the man's power to govern or his forced servility to yield. - Author: David O. McKay
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#25. The measure of a man's power is the depth of his mercy. - Author: Christopher Moore
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#26. To know a man's library is, in some measure, to know a man's mind. - Author: Geraldine Brooks
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#27. For to know a man's library is, in some measure, to know his mind. - Author: Geraldine Brooks
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#28. I believe the measure of a man isn't just the road he's traveled; it's the choices he's made along the way. - Author: Joe Biden
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#29. Men still think women will like who they are, not realizing: it's what they can do for a woman that sets the man apart. - Author: Solange Nicole
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#30. One needs a Seer's Vision and an Angel's voice to be of any avail. I do not know of any Indian man or woman today who has those gifts in their most complete measure. - Author: Sarojini Naidu
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#31. To the barefoot man, happiness is a pair of shoes. To the man with old shoes, it's a pair of new shoes. To the man with new shoes, it's stylish shoes. And of course, the fellow with no feet would be happy to be barefoot. Measure your life by what you have not by what you don't. - Author: Michael Josephson
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#32. I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom - Author: George S. Patton Jr.
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#33. A man with a dream of pleasure can go forth and conquer a crowd and three. With a new song's measure can trample a kingdom down. - Author: Fred Shero
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#34. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time. - Author: Ezra Pound
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#35. As I've mentioned, a large part of my father's legacy is the lesson he taught his sons. He brought us together and said, 'The measure of a man is how well he provides for his children. - Author: Sidney Poitier
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#36. The true poet, is like a man who's happy anywhere, in endless measure, if he's allowed to look at leaves and grass, to see the sun rise and set. - Author: Jacob Grimm
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#37. To measure a man's happiness only by what he gets, and not also by what he expects to get, is as futile as to try and express a fraction which shall have a numerator but no denominator. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#38. The thing which makes one man greater than another, the quality by which we ought to measure greatness, is a man's capacity for loving. - Author: Arthur Helps
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#39. I could have sworn that the man's eyes were no longer watching his daughter dying in agony, that instead the gorgeous colors of flames and the sight of a woman suffering in them were giving him joy beyond measure. - Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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#40. A man's measure is his will. - Author: Ali Ibn Abi Talib
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#41. Learn the value of a man's words and expressions, and you know him. Each man has a measure of his own for everything; this he offers you inadvertently in his words. He who has a superlative for everything wants a measure for the great or small. - Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
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#42. Every man's measurement is determined by his responses when he is on his knees before God. - Author: Dr. J. Otis Yoder
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#43. Of all my father's teachings, the most enduring was the one about the true measure of a man. That true measure was how well he provided for his children, and it stuck with me as if it were etched in my brain. - Author: Sidney Poitier
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#44. Let us tear down the romantic trappings that have adorned passion. Let us cease believing that the measure of a man's love lies in how stupid he has become or is willing to be. - Author: Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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#45. The measure of a man cannot be whether he ever makes mistakes, because he will make mistakes. It's what he does in response to his mistakes. The same is true of companies. We have to apologize, we have to fix the problem, and we have to learn from our mistakes. - Author: Wil Shipley
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#46. The measure of a man is in the lives he's touched. - Author: Ernie Banks
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#47. The measure of a man's character is not determined by how he handles his wins, but how he handles his failures. - Author: Bill Courtney
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#48. What is character, if not a man's measure of himself against his friends and enemies? - Author: Christopher Moore
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#49. The name Derek Jeter is made for stardom. He's got an infectious smile, and he's so handsome and well-behaved. He's just a fine young man who does everything right. He's like Jack Armstrong and Frank Merriwell, guys I grew up rooting for. Some guys come along who just measure up. - Author: George Steinbrenner
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#50. When considering a man's motives, remember you must not measure his wheat with your bushel. He may not be using the same standard at all. - Author: Robin Hobb
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#51. I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse. - Author: Benjamin Spock
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#52. Risk is the factor of a stratagem measured by what man is powerless to control. - Author: Mike Norton
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#53. The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune. - Author: Peter Nivio Zarlenga
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#54. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he will measure every word. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#55. How a man perceives substance dictates the amount of substance in a man. To know the depth of anyone's true substance, simply measure the weight of what consumes and excites their inner drive. - Author: Suzy Kassem
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#56. Make a better mousetrap and the world will know it; it can measure and applaud your skill. Make a better man and the world will say he did it himself. - Author: Denham Sutcliffe
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#57. She had not died there. A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union. All three are the clumsy devices, coming now too late, now too early, by which society would measure the quick motions of man. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#58. It is a sad thing to begin life with low conceptions of it. It may not be possible for a young man to measure life; but it is possible to say, I am resolved to put life to its noblest and best use. - Author: Thornton T. Munger
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#59. I really think in life there is a lot of mystery and things we just can't understand, so your brain has to adapt. We all have to deal with the twists of fate whether they are explained or not and it's how you react in life to these curveballs that is really the measure of a man. - Author: Larry Fessenden
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#60. A woman's passion is not the measure of a man's love. - Author: Franz Grillparzer
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#61. I only bet on what's dearest to a man's heart. Else there is no way to tell if he's bluffing. What a man is willing to risk or not to risk, that's a measure of his soul. - Author: Davy Jones
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#62. We have seen when the earth had to be prepared for the habitation of man, a veil, as it were, of intermediate being was spread between him and its darkness, in which were joined in a subdued measure, the stability and insensibility of the earth, and the passion and perishing of mankind. - Author: John Ruskin
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#63. The measure of a man is, does he know how to love. - Author: Jennifer Weiner
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#64. The measure of a man's estimate of your strength," he finally told them, "is the kind of weapons he feels that he must use in order to hold you fast in a prescribed place. - Author: Isabel Wilkerson
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#65. You can measure a man's character by the choices he makes under pressure. - Author: Winston Churchill
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#66. All that was required to measure the planet was a man with a stick and a brain. In other words, couple an intellect with some experimental apparatus and almost anything seems achievable. - Author: Simon Singh
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#67. The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#68. Every time a man is begotten and born, the clock of human life is wound up anew to repeat once more its same old tune that has already been played innumerable times, movement by movement and measure by measure, with insignificant variations. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#69. The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught. - Author: Lord Kelvin
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#70. How much more infinite a sea is man? Be not so childish as to measure him from head to foot and think you have found his borders. - Author: Mikhail Naimy
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#71. The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. - Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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#72. The Full Measure of a man is not to be found in the man himself, but in the colors and textures that come alive in others because of him. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
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#73. According to Herodotus, the ancient Persians felt that what was necessary in the background of a young man entering adulthood was his ability to ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth. Perhaps we should now grant our college degrees to young men who measure up to that standard. - Author: Jeff Cooper
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#74. The vocation, whether it be that of the farmer or the architect, is a function; the exercise of this function as regards the man himself is the most indispensable means of spiritual development, and as regards his relation to society the measure of his worth. - Author: Ananda Coomaraswamy
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#75. The true measure of a real man is that he has the ability to admit when he is wrong, apologize, and make amends to those he wronged - Author: Richard Ashworth
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#76. A man's bewilderment is the measure of his wisdom. - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#77. I think the satirist is always basically optimistic. The satirist's complaint about society is always that it doesn't measure up to a fairly high ideal he has. I think that even the bitterest satirist, even a man like Swift, was probably rather an optimist at heart. - Author: John Dos Passos
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#78. You are inexperienced. So was I, once. So is every man. The measure of a person is not how much they have lived ... It's in how they make us of what life has shown them. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#79. It destroys and resurrects in equal measure. It's paradigm shifting. The man I was before Nada has perished and left a changeling who is lost in the delicate art of awe and humble appreciation. - Author: Poppet
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#80. Sometimes the way you respond to horrific, evil deeds is the measure of one's self as a man, as a nation, as people, as a community. - Author: James Woods
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#81. Scholarship, save by accident, is never the measure of a man's power. - Author: J.G. Holland
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#82. The measure of a man's success must be according to his ability. The advancement he makes from the station in which he was born gives the degree of his success. - Author: Walter Besant
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#83. You can measure a man's sorrow, and the world's, in the number of stories that perish unheard. - Author: Jacob M. Appel
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#84. All of us ... should remember that no amount of flag-waving, pledging allegiance, or fervent singing of the national anthem is evidence that we are patriotic in the real sense of the word ... Outward behavior, while important, is not the real measure of a man's patriotism. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#85. It doesn't matter what he thinks of himself. Sure he's egotistic, so what? It takes that kind of ego to make a man attempt a thing like this. I've seen enough of men like him to know that mixed in with that pompousness and self-assertion is a goddamned good measure of uncertainty and fear. - Author: Daniel Keyes
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#86. The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. - Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
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#87. who's the fairest of them all?" "Silly question," a voice said. Emily nearly jumped out of her skin. "Fairest is a subjective measure. One man's fairest woman might be another man's ugly cow. - Author: Christopher G. Nuttall
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#88. A world where a sparrow's fate and that of a man can be decided in the blink of a cat's eye, such is the true measure of time. - Author: Abraham Verghese
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#89. But I did what I thought was right in the moment. In the end, that's all a man has to measure his life, and it's plenty. - Author: Justin Cronin
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#90. The measure of a man is not in how he gets knocked to the mat, it is in how he gets up. - Author: Jeph Loeb
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#91. The supreme measure of a man, is what he would risk his life for. - Author: George S. Patton
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#92. The measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end. - Author: Neal Shusterman
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#93. The true measure of a man is not his intelligence or how high he rises in this freak establishment. No, the true measure of a man is this: how quickly can he respond to the needs of others and how much of himself he can give. - Author: Philip K. Dick
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#94. We live in a world shaped by the ambiguous legacy of the Enlightenment ... [it] enlarged the scope of human freedom, prepared our minds for the scientific method, made man the measure of all things, and placed individual consent front and center on the political stage. - Author: James Q. Wilson
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#95. A wise man will cultivate a servant's spirit, for that particular attribute attracts people like no other. As I humbly serve others, their wisdom will be freely shared with me. Often, the person who develops a servant's spirit becomes wealthy beyond measure. - Author: Andy Andrews
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#96. You can measure a man's worth by the breed of person he throws out of his office. - Author: Dave Sim
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#97. I'm at a point in my life where I have three kids. I'm a father, and you start to take stock and measure yourself as a man and see where there's room for growth. - Author: Greg Bryk
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#98. A man is as big as the measure of his thinking. - Author: Napoleon Hill
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#99. There can be no progress nor achievement without sacrifice, and a man's worldly success will be by the measure that he sacrifices his confused animal thoughts, and fixes his mind on the development of his plans, and the strengthening of his resolution and self-reliance. - Author: James Allen
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#100. It is this by which we measure a man, by what he does with his life, by what he creates to leave behind. - Louis L'Amour - Author: Louis L'Amour
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