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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
  • Knute Rockne
    Knute Rockne
    Norwegian-American football player and coach 1888-1931
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    One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    So far as a person thinks; they are free.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    Suspicion is far more to be wrong than right; more often unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue, and always an enemy to happiness.
  • Alma Guillermoprieto
    Alma Guillermoprieto
    Mexican journalist
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    Talking in one language and talking in another, I think inevitably, produce two different personalities, as far as I've seen in other people. I assume it does the same for me.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    The Galilean is not a favorite of mine. So far from owing him any thanks for his favor, I cannot avoid confessing that I owe a secret grudge to his carpentership.
  • We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
  • Bryan Burrough
    Bryan Burrough
    American author and correspondent 1961-
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    'Bonnie and Clyde,' while one of the best movies ever made, was far more interested in portraying Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as romantic anti-establishment Robin Hoods than what they really were: white-trash spree killers.
  • Carl Honore
    Carl Honore
    Canadian journalist 1967-
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    'In Praise of Slowness' chronicles the global trend towards deceleration that has come to be known as the Slow Movement. Don't worry, though: it is not a Luddite rant. I love speed. Going fast can be fun, liberating and productive. The problem is that our hunger for speed, for cramming more and more into less and less time, has gone too far.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
    Carroll Quigley
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    ...when a society is reaching its end, in the last couple of centuries you have... a misplacement of satisfactions. You find your emotional satisfaction in making a lot of money... or in proving to the poor, half-naked people in Southeast Asia that you can kill them in large numbers.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Brit Marling
    Brit Marling
    American actress and screenwriter 1982-
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    A couple of compromises in a row and suddenly you're very far way from the person you thought you were.
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