Bruce Fairchild Barton, 1886 - 1967
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Born: 5 August 1886, Robbins, Tennessee
Died: 5 July 1967, New York City
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- Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress. permalink
- Conceit. God's gift to little men. permalink
- If you can give your son only one gift, let it be Enthusiasm. permalink
More Power to You: Fifty Editorials from Every Week (1917)
- If you expect perfection from other people, your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumbling and complaints. If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped. permalink
- If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature. permalink
- Keep changing. When you're through changing - you're through. permalink
- Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house. permalink
- Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. permalink
- Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things - I am tempted to think there are no little things. permalink
- Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things - a chance word, a tap on the shoulder, or a penny dropped on a newsstand - I am tempted to think - there are no little things. permalink
- What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. permalink
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