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  • George Gurdjieff
    George Gurdjieff
    Russian teacher and writer 1873-1949
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    A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    A man perfects himself by working. Foul jungles are cleared away, fair seed-fields rise instead, and stately cities; and with the man himself first ceases to be a jungle, and foul unwholesome desert thereby. The man is now a man.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
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    A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the world.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.
  • Ching I
    Ching I
    Ancient Chinese text
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    A person in danger should not try to escape at one stroke. He should first calmly hold his own, then be satisfied with small gains, which will come by creative adaptations.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
  • Alexandre Dumas
    Alexandre Dumas
    French writer 1802-1870
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    A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    A Pike, in the California dialect, is a native of Missouri, Arkansas, Northern Texas, or Southern Illinois. The first emigrants that came over the plains were from Pike County, Missouri; but as the phrase, 'a Pike County man,' was altogether too long for this short life of ours, it was soon abbreviated into 'a Pike.'
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
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    A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
  • A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
  • Billy Sunday
    Billy Sunday
    American athlete and evangelist 1862-1935
    Billy Sunday
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    A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!
    Source: As quoted in ""Billy" Sunday, the man and his message: with his own words which have won thousands for Christ" by William Thomas Ellis
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