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  • Many condemn self-doubt as being detrimental to happiness and success; when self-doubt paralyzes one to not act, it should be condemned, but when it causes a person to pause and consider again before acting, self-doubt is a valuable habit.


  • The differences between what we believe, what we say, and what we do, bear an inverse relationship to happiness, as the most unhappy are those that have the largest differences.


  • The choice to swim with the current invariably means that one is going downhill.


  • When a blind man goes hunting rabbits, one should either stay out of range, or keep talking close by him.


  • That we can justify an act is meaningless, as we can always find a justification for any act as long as we are allowed to make the assumptions.


  • There are few virtues that canít be turned into vices by the extremes of excess.


  • Even the wisest individual will fail to apply that wisdom when emotions are ignited.


  • The journey that takes each of us from birth to death can be traveled either as a passenger or as a helmsman, with the passengers permitting others to determine their destinations.


  • The most certain way to make the world a better place is to make oneself a better person.


  • Those that fret over the future often fail to act today in doing what is needed to eliminate future threats.


  • When there are no facts, latch onto a theory; when facts arrive abandon the theory. Many of the beliefs of today are the result of doing the former and not the latter.


  • We are more able to live up to otherís good opinions of us than we are to try and disprove their poor opinions of us.


  • Not knowing where one wants to go in life, and without having a plan of how to get to a certain place, is like endlessly driving highways without benefit of maps or highway signs.


  • Denying the obvious truth of evolution provides the same ability to see the truth that the ostrich is said to employ when its head is buried.


  • The doors of our cages are never locked, all we need is the courage to open the doors and fly.


  • It is the fool, when traveling a path and discovering that it doesnít lead where intended, that refuses to turn around because of the fear that others will think him to be a fool.


  • We learn nothing with our mouths open; we learn nothing with our minds closed; we learn a lot with our mouths closed, and a lot with our minds open.


  • We often hear it said that someone made a fool out of another, but it is more likely that someone merely revealed a foolish opinion of another; if a person is a fool, another cannot make him one again; if not a fool, then no one can convert him into one.


  • The stupidity that dwells in each of us is kept hidden by our tendency to limit ourselves to the narrow spectrum of things that we understand and do well.


  • The easiest way to seem prescient is to make innumerable predictions but point out only the bulls-eyes.


  • Because an argument is won, the winner is no closer to the truth than before and the loser is perhaps closer but also perhaps no further away.


  • If great pleasure is pursued at the risk of great pain, there eventually will be great pain without any pleasure.


  • Our DNA set us in motion; our minds and circumstances determine where we move.


  • Individually we are like small streams that can change little, but united with others we can become like the mightiest of rivers that can change the Earthís countenance forever.


  • The futures that we someday want to harvest must first be planted in our minds.


  • Those that are evil do evil in proportion to their knowledge; those that are good do evil in proportion to their lack of knowledge.


  • Every giant step forward is really a multitude of undetected minute steps.


  • It is personally corrupting to hold on to any belief when we have persuasive reasons to abandon as false; it is the worst kind of corruption to impart by any means, these false beliefs on to another.


  • WALT HASKINS


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