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David Schwartz Quotes

It is well to respect the leader. Learn from him. Observe him. Study him. But don't worship him. Believe you can surpass. Believe you can go beyond. Those who harbor the second-best attitude are invariably second-best doers.
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#Imitation #Believe

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
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#Circumstance

The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: do more of what you do...
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#Success #American Businessman #Excellence

In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich.
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#American Businessman #Age And Aging

The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems beforethey arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise. We must bewilling to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait foreverbefore taking action. It's still good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.
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#Compromise

The plan will help us focus on the ultimate impact of our research in environmental health sciences. This direction is consistent with that of [former director] Ken Olden, builds on our strengths in environmental health sciences, and keeps us focused on human health and disease.
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#Direction

Think success, don't think failure. At work, in your home, substitute success thinking for failure thinking. When you face a difficult situation, think, ''I'll win,'' not ''I'll probably lose.'' When you compete with someone else, think, ''I'm equal to the best,'' not ''I'm out-classed.'' When opportunity appears, think ''I can do it,'' never ''I can't. Let the master thought ''I-will-succeed'' dominate your thinking process. Thinking success conditions your mind to create plans that produce success. Thinking failure does the exact opposite. Failure thinking conditions the mind to think other thoughts that produce failure.
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#Thoughts And Thinking

Authorize.Net did not suffer from any sort of security breach whatsoever. If someone commits fraud in a physical store using a stolen credit card, the merchant would never hold the manufacturer of the card-swipe terminal accountable for that fraud. In the e-commerce world, a payment gateway is the equivalent.
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#Fraud

Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success doesn't based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never -- yes, never -- sell yourself short.
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#Belief

Do what you fear and fear disappears.
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#Fear

Luck take a second look at what appears to be someone's ''good luck.'' You'll find not luck but preparation, planning, and success-producing thinking.
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#Opportunity

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
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#Belief #Believe

Look at things... as they can be.
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#Possibilities

Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier - certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans.
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#Belief

How can I be a man of success?
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#Man

There is a good side to every situation.
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#Compensation

There was a smell of rotting food and supplies that overwhelmed you when you got out of the car. That can't be healthy. I'm sure it's not healthy.
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#Food

It's big. They'll bet for the same reason people who don't even like football tune into the game: It's a big spectacle.
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#Football

It comes from the trenches we put across the faults to look at the time of past earthquakes. It comes from satellite-based measurements ... that tell us how fast the plates are moving.
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#Faults

It seems to mark these kids for later victimization. And that only made them more submissive.
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#Kids

Over time, aggression is a marker of every negative outcome that there is.
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#Aggression

It was fun to watch it the first time with your jaw open, because audiences were just astonished at what they were watching. But it's even more fun to look back on it now.
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#Audiences

The young man who was killed, the way he was shot, might lead one to believe the victim was turning away versus facing (Schuster), as (Schuster) claimed.
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#Man

The mistake that was made in the '70s and early '80s was that they took the ideas from the Vegas strip and jammed them down Atlantic City's throat. It's been successful, but to get to the next level, to real excellence, you need casinos that take more advantage of the boardwalk and the beach and the marina.
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#Ideas

It's just another one of these places that opened up kind of small and never quite had the money to expand big time.
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#Money