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On Self-reliance

   Help thyself, and God will help thee. 

   If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, 
   serve yourself. 

   There is no man so low down that the cure for his condition 
   does not lie strictly within himself. 
                                                  T. L. Masson 

   Let every eye negotiate for itself, and trust no agent.

   Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, which we ascribe to 

   I have ever held it a maxim, never to do through another what 
   it was possible for me to do myself. 

   God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into 
   the nest. 
                                                 J. G. Holland 

   Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failures.  In the 
   assurance of strength there is strength;  and they are the 
   weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or 
   their powers. 

   Doubt whom you will, but never doubt yourself. 

   The man who cannot enjoy his own natural gifts in silence, and 
   find his reward in the exercise of them, will generally find 
   himself badly off. 

   The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depend 
   upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best 
   plan for living happily.  This is the man of moderation, the 
   man of manly character and of wisdom. 

   No external advantages can supply the place of self-reliance.  
   The force of one's being, if it has any force, must come from 
                                                      R. W. Clark

   The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in 
   the individual;  and exhibited in the lives of many, it 
   constitutes the true source of national vigor and strength.
                                                      S. Smiles

   They can conquer who believe they can. 



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