Quotes: essential

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  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
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    Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams.
  • Alex Noble
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    Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
  • Dag Hammarskjöld
    Dag Hammarskjöld
    Swedish diplomat 1905-1961
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    A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    French writer 1900-1944
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    And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
  • William Goldman
    William Goldman
    American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter 1931-
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    As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
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    Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
  • John Dewey
    John Dewey
    American philosopher 1859-1952
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    Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
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    Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
  • Will Rogers
    Will Rogers
    American actor and humorist 1879-1935
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    Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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    Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.
  • Will Cuppy
    Will Cuppy
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    Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
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