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  • Karl Albrecht
    Karl Albrecht
    German entrepreneur 1920-2014
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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.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
  • Bob Saget
    Bob Saget
    American stand-up comedian, actor, television host and director 1956-
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    25, 30 years ago, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming at the audience, basically crowd control. And then there was the whole urban comedy scene.
  • Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson
    American football player 1980-
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    All I'm saying is, is God the god who we look to for comfort during tragedies? Is he the god who can control all those things, or is he the god that we don't even trust with our daily lives... As long as there's prayer and exams, as long as there's games, there will be prayers.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power.
  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    President of the USA 1831-1881
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    Ideas control the world.
  • Beji Caid Essebsi
    Beji Caid Essebsi
    Tunisian politician 1926-2019
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    To fight extremism, we will need to pursue a two-pronged strategy: both 'hard,' through stricter control of our borders and a more robust and technologically advanced security response, and 'soft,' based on better intelligence-gathering, working to return our mosques to their spiritual function and barring entry to foreign preachers.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand...
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Bharati Mukherjee
    Bharati Mukherjee
    Indian American writer and professor 1940-2017
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    A farmer is dependent on too many things outside his control; it makes for modesty.
    Source: Jasmine (2007) 12
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
    American journalist 1960-
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    A foundation representing firefighters who die in the line of duty is calling for Congress to strip the Centers for Disease Control of its role investigating firefighter deaths.
  • John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck
    American author 1902-1968
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    A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
  • Harvey S. Firestone
    Harvey S. Firestone
    American businessman 1868-1938
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    A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment.
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    A permissive government is a government that leaves control to other sources.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
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