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Success means many wonderful, positive things. Success means personal prosperity: a fine home, vacations, travel, new things, financial security, giving your children maximum advantages, etc… Success means winning admiration, leadership, being looked up to by people in your business and social life. Success means freedom: freedom from worries, fears, frustrations, and failure. Success means self-respect, continually finding more real happiness and satisfaction from life, being able to do more for those who depend on you.
Some people say that their heads are right on top of their stomachs and when anything goes wrong with their stomachs they cannot sleep. An equally serious condition is one in which words are always on the tip’s of people’s tongue, so that reason never intervenes to stop their utterances. This advice was once given to those whose speech is an intemperate; “Think before you speak; then talk to yourself,” ruling of the most difficult of all tasks. For that reason, the ancient Persians taught their youth’s two things: to be secret, and to tell the truth.
Romans, countrymen, and lovers!
Hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honor, and have respect to mine honor, that you may believe: censure me to your wisdom, and wake your senses, that you mat the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but that I love Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all freemen?