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“Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.”
Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds
“Begin where you are and what you are.”
Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds
“You cannot trust a man with your money who cannot take care of his own.”
Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds
“True greatness is often unrecognized.”
Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds
“Do you ever see a man who struts around altogether too large to notice an ordinary working mechanic? Do you think he is great?
He is nothing but a puffed-up balloon, held down by his big feet.
There is no greatness there.”
Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds
“It is easy to raise a laugh, but dangerous, for it is the greatest test of an orator's control of his audience to be able to land them again on the solid earth of sober thinking.”
Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds
“Abraham Lincoln's principle for greatness can be adopted by nearly all. This was his rule: Whatsoever he had to do at all, he put his whole mind into it and held it all there until that was all done.”
Russell H. Conwell, Acres of Diamonds
“man,' I said to him, 'with the proper determination and ambition can study sufficiently at night to win his desire.”
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