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  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    It is said, that no one is a hero to their butler. The reason is, that it requires a hero to recognize a hero. The butler, however, will probably know well how to estimate his equals.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, ''Know thyself,'' and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honor, and fictitious benevolence.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    Men are always more inclined to pitch their estimate of the enemy's strength too high than too low, such is human nature.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Shall we then judge a country by the majority, or by the minority? By the minority, surely. 'Tis pedantry to estimate nations by the census, or by square miles of land, or other than by their importance to the mind of the time.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
    Friedrich von Schiller
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    The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
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    The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    The imagination enlarges little objects so as to fill our souls with a fantastic estimate; and, with rash insolence, it belittles the great to its own measure, as when talking of God.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Adam Sedgwick
    Adam Sedgwick
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    The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips Man of all his moral attributes, or holds them of no account in the estimate of his origin and place in the created world.
  • George William Curtis
    George William Curtis
    American journalist 1824-1892
    George William Curtis
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    The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
  • Antony Hewish
    Antony Hewish
    British radio astronomer 1924-
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    Thus I was able to make pioneering measurements of the height and physical scale of plasma clouds in the ionosphere and also to estimate wind speeds in this region.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
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