Those who figure they can gain something by deception, gain nothing worth having. Those who always act in truth, gain power that transcends their actions.
The person who fantasizes about something for nothing, gets nothing. The person who embraces responsibility and willingly puts forth effort, gets control and influence, richness and fulfillment.
There are those who insist on doing what's right, even when their good deeds go unnoticed. Those who do what is wrong, even when they are clever, eventually are found out.
If you look hard enough you might find a shortcut. But it probably won't take you where you truly wish to go.
There are those who live with uncompromising integrity. Those who don't, surely and eventually wish they did.
-- Ralph Marston
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