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“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” - Henry David Thoreau, American Author

“Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.” - Bertrand Russell, British Philosopher

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” - Calvin Coolidge, U.S. President