Quotes: being

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  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
    Bruce Lee
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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.
  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred A. Allen
    American comic 1894-1957
    Fred A. Allen
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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.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    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.
  • Viktor E. Frankl
    Viktor E. Frankl
    Austrian psychiatrist 1905-
    Viktor E. Frankl
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    A human being is a deciding being.
  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis
    American Actress, Producer 1908-1989
    Bette Davis
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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
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.
  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    American rock musician 1940-
    Frank Zappa
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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
    Norman Cousins
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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
    Meister Eckhart
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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.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
    William B. Yeats
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    But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
  • 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.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Being is the great explainer.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
    Gloria Steinem
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    Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
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