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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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"To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away." (Unknown, Source - Change)

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A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still. - (Johnson, Samuel - Abuse)
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Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified. - (Johnson, Samuel - Achievement)
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Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. - (Johnson, Samuel - Achievement)
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Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs. - (Johnson, Samuel - Acting and Actors)
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Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. - (Johnson, Samuel - Adversity)
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The trade of advertising is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good, I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly with our passions. - (Johnson, Samuel - Advertising)
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Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. - (Johnson, Samuel - Advertising)
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The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery. - (Johnson, Samuel - Advice)
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When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of twenty-one, little did I suspect that I should be at forty-nine, what I now am. - (Johnson, Samuel - Age and Aging)
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At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest. - (Johnson, Samuel - Age and Aging)
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A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk. - (Johnson, Samuel - Alcohol and Alcoholism)
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There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern. - (Johnson, Samuel - Alcohol and Alcoholism)
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There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten. - (Johnson, Samuel - Alcohol and Alcoholism)
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He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage. - (Johnson, Samuel - Ambition)
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To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution. - (Johnson, Samuel - Ambition)
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