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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.


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How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself and in no instance bypass the...
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First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
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Man, what are you talking about? Me in chains? You may fetter my leg but my will, not even Zeus hims...
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Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
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If you wish to be a writer, write.
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