Being humble

Speak less than you know; have more than you show.

William Shakespeare

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What do you pretend to be?

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut

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Originality

 It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

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Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

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Hard work

Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Sam Ewing

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What do you see in yourself?

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.

Zig Ziglar

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Just do your thing

Don’t chase people. Be an example. Attract them. Work hard and be yourself. The people who belong in your life will come find you and stay. Just do your thing.

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