QUOTES

I DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE A COMMON MAN

I DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE A COMMON MAN

IT’S MY RIGHT TO BE UNCOMMON

I SEEK OPPORTUNITY, NOT SECURITY,

I DO NOT WISH TO BE A KEPT CITIZEN, COWERED

AND DELUDED BY HAVING THE STATE TO LOOK AFTER ME

I WANT TO TAKE THE CALCULATED RISK,

TO DREAM AND TO BUILD, TO FAIL AND TO SUCCEED,

I REFUSE TO BARTER INCENTIVE FOR THE DOLE

I PREFER THE CHALLENGES OF LIFE TO DOLE

I PREFER THE CHALLENGES OF LIFE TO THE GUARANTEED EXISTENCE: THE THRILL OF FULFILLMENT

INSTEAD OF A STALE UTOPIA

I WILL NOT TRADE FREEDOM FOR BENEFICENCE,

NOR MY DIGNITY FOR A HANDOUT.

I WILL NEVER COWER BEFORE ANY MASTER,

NOR BEND TO ANY THREAT

IT IS MY HERITAGE TO STAND ERECT,

PROUD AND UNAFRAID

TO THINK AND ACT FOR MYSELF

TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MY CREATIONS

AND TO FACE THE WORLD BOLDLY,

AND TO SAY “THIS I HAVE DONE”.

ALL THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN

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THE MAKING OF A MAN

The making of a man, the making of a man.

I walked down memory lane today

Reliving moments of the past,

I saw the making of a man

And the joy that came at last.

Shattered hopes & broken dreams

Marked the pages as they turned,

I saw the making of a man

From the lessons that he’d learned.

Every heartache through the years

(Through the years)

Had been sent by God’s own hand.

(God’s own hand)

And the shedding of those tears were

Chorus:

The making of a man,

The breaking of a heart.

How God can take a life

And give it a new start.

If you’ll just believe

All things are possible!

Oh, what God can do

If you’re willing to go through

The making of a man,

The making of a man

The making of a man

And each trial along the way

Brought him closer to the Lord,

He was strengthened day by day

As he learned to love Him more,

Through it all, shone bright & clear

(Bright & clear)

From these memories of the past

(The memories)

How God’s love had used each tear

To make a better man at last.

Chorus:

– Billi P.S.Lim
(Author of “Dare To Fail”)

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“Sunshine” alone won’t make our life happy. In every person’s life some rain must fall.

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong,
as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low and the debts are high;
And you want to smile,
but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit…
Rest if you must,
but you don’t quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar….
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit….
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.

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” A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”

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” There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.”

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” Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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” In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

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” Success is about hanging on when others give up.”

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” To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.”

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” The Secret to Success:
Trust God, Work Hard, Help Others, Be Sincere and dare to fail.”

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” Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

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” Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try.”

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” Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.”

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” Someone who is afraid of failure and afraid to face challenges will never
taste success.”

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” If at first you don’t succeed try again. The word impossible is not in my
dictionary”

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” Only one reason people never attempt new things is their fear of failure.”

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” Dare to go far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see further.”

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” Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ”

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” Discouraged? Just remember that the darkest night did not turn down all
the stars.”

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” Don’t be afraid of failure. Remember that a kite rises against – not with – the wind.”

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” Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”

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” Don’t lose hope – when it gets darkest the stars come out.”

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” Dare to dream – dare to try – dare to fail – dare to succeed.”

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” Life is not a dress rehearsal; it’s the main event – you don’t get another
chance.”

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” The show must go on……….no matter what odds.”

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” But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but never defeated.”

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” You learn from successful failures.”

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” Keep on learning – from your successes so you repeat them – from your failures so you never make the same one twice.”

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” Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the
lock.”

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” Aim for the moon; and if you miss it – you will fall among the stars.”

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” The difference between a big shot and a little shot is that a big shot’s just a little shot that kept on shooting.”

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” Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to
success when they gave up.”

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” Grind it out……holding on just one second more than your competitor makes you the winner.”

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” When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.”

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” Smile, even if it is a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile, is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.”

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” Nothing lasts forever – not even your troubles.”

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” Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

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” Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination,
and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”

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” What & why would you attempt to do…If you knew you would not fail?”

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” Accept defeat without being defeated.”

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” Those who fear the thorns, cannot pick the roses.”

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” Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage without fear.”

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” A friend is someone who dances with you in the sunlight and walks with you in the shadows.”

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” When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

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” Never fear shadows. They simply mean that there’s a light somewhere nearby.”

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” Don’t mind criticism.
If it’s untrue, disregard it;
If it’s unfair, keep from irritation;
If it’s ignorant, smile;
If it’s justified, learn from it.”

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” I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

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DOUBT sees the obstacle, FAITH sees the way.
DOUBT sees the darkest night, FAITH sees the day.
DOUBT dreads to take a step, FAITH soar on high.
DOUBT ask who believe?, FAITH answer I !!!
–Rich De Vos

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“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”

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“If you can’t accept losing, you can’t win.”

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DO IT NOW!

If you have work to do
Do it now
Today the skies are clear & blue
Tomorrow clouds may come in view
Yesterday is not for you
Do it now.

If you have a song to sing
Sing it now
Let the tones of gladness ring
Clear as song of bird in spring
Let each day some music bring
Sing it now.

If you have some kinds words to say
Say them now
Tomorrow may not come your way
Do a kindness while you may
Loved ones will not always stay
Say them now.

If you have a smile to show
Show it now
Make hearts happy, roses grow
Let the friends around you know
The love you have before they go
Show it now.

“Don’t tell GOD how big your problems are….tell your problems how big your GOD is.”