Quotes: being

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  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.

  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis
    American Actress, Producer 1908-1989
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    Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.

  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.

  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred A. Allen
    American comic 1894-1957
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    A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

  • Viktor E. Frankl
    Viktor E. Frankl
    Austrian psychiatrist 1905-
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    A human being is a deciding being.

  • Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.

  • John Abbott
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    ''How do you know so much about everything?'' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ''By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.

  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    American rock musician 1940-
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    A drug is neither moral nor immoral - it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.

  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
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    A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.

  • Meister Eckhart
    Meister Eckhart
    German mystic 1260-1326 AD
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    A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.

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