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Citát „Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.“
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„A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.“

—  William Greenough Thayer Shedd American theologian 1820 - 1894

Attributed without citation in Gary Ninneman, C.I.A.: Church in Atrophy (Xulon Press, 2006), p. 167. This is possibly a confusion with John Augustus Shedd.

Citát „To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.“
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„To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

„Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.“

—  Dale Carnegie, book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), p. 237. Part 8 : How I Conquered Worry,

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„You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

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„You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Source: You Learn by Living (1960), p. 29–30
Context: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

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„Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

This has become attributed to both Walt Whitman and Helen Keller, but has not been found in either of their published works, and variations of the quote are listed as a proverb commonly used in both the US and Canada in A Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992), edited by Wolfgang Mieder, Kelsie B. Harder and Stewart A. Kingsbury.
Misattributed

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„The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.“

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr. American writer 1940

Source: P.S. I Love You

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„There Is Nothing More Beautiful Than Someone Who Goes Out Of Their Way To Make Life Beautiful For Others“

—  Alireza Kohany

Source: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Business_In_Simple_Language/aiXfDwAAQBAJ

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„There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.“

—  Maya Angelou, book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Misattributed
Source: This is actually from Zora Neale Hurston, <i>Dust Tracks On the Road,</i> though it is widely attributed to Ms. Angelou's book, <i>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.</i>

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„Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.“

—  Samuel Beckett, book Worstward Ho

Worstward Ho (1983)
Context: All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

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„I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.“

—  Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012

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„To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.“

—  Henry J. Heinz American businessman 1844 - 1919

Henry J. Heinz, cited in: John Woolf Jordan (1915). Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania. p. 38

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„Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

Attributed to Winston Churchill in The Prodigal Project : Book I : Genesis (2003) by Ken Abraham and Daniel Hart, p. 224 and other places, though no source attribution is given. It actually derives from an advertising campaign for Budweiser beer in the late 1930s.
Misattributed
Variant: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Source: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/09/03/success-final/

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„Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013