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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself
  • Greg Anderson
    Greg Anderson
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    Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
  • Karl Albrecht
    Karl Albrecht
    German entrepreneur 1920-2014
    Karl Albrecht
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    The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
  • Fjodor M. Dostojewski
    Fjodor M. Dostojewski
    Russisch writer 1821-1881
    Fjodor M. Dostojewski
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    A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
    Hunter S. Thompson
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    America is just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
  • John Abbott
    John Abbott
    Canadian lawyer and politician 1821-1893
    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.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
    Georges Bataille
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    A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg
    Canadian movie maker 1943-
    David Cronenberg
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    All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.
  • Thomas L. Masson
    Thomas L. Masson
    American anthropologist, editor and author 1866-1934
    Thomas L. Masson
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    Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    American professor 1914-
    Bernard Meltzer
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    Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.
  • John Simon
    John Simon
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    Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
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