"To top the bar exams, one needs to memorize and master definitions, differentiations, enumerations and quotations from codes, special laws and Supreme Court decisions. The more one photographically remembers them, the more are the chances of passing, nay, of topping the exams.

One of our bar reviewers many decades ago said it so picturesquely: “To top the bar exams, you must read and reread and reread the Constitution, the codes, the Rules of Court and all the damn statutes over and over, over and over till the words are erased from the pages.” (Artemio V. Panganiban)

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it."

"Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen."

"There is nothing impossible to him who will try."

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."

"A well begun is half ended."

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

"If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality."

"It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen."

"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."

A warrior perseveres with guidance. He conquers the world with consistency, not with laxity, for he is courageous and wise, bringing the inner weakness in demise.

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