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  • Thomas L. Masson
    Thomas L. Masson
    American anthropologist, editor and author 1866-1934
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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.
  • Aaron Sorkin
    Aaron Sorkin
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    Certainly, last year we did an episode about the census and sampling versus a direct statistic. You just said the word 'census,' and people fall asleep.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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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.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis
    American Actress, Producer 1908-1989
    Bette Davis
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    Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night! [As Margo Channing in All About Eve]
  • First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
  • James Cash Penney
    James Cash Penney
    American businessman and entrepreneur 1875-1971
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    Geniuses themselves don't talk about the gift of genius, they just talk about hard work and long hours.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
  • Andrew Young
    Andrew Young
    Amercan activisit and minister 1932-
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    I have about concluded that wealth is a state of mind, and that anyone can acquire a wealthy state of mind by thinking rich thoughts.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
  • I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.
    Source: The Telegraph, 7 november 2014
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
  • E. B. White
    E. B. White
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    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.