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  • Mortimer J. Adler
    Mortimer J. Adler
    American philosopher, educator, and popular 1902-2001
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    Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
    Source: De slinger van Foucault (2007) 60
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
    American lawyer, educator and politician 1936-1996
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    A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good.
    Source: Speaking the truth with eloquent thunder
  • All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.
  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
    American novelist 1952-
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    All the characters in my books are imagined, but all have a bit of who I am in them - much like the characters in your dreams are all formed by who you are.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
  • Dean William R. Inge
    Dean William R. Inge
    Dean of St Paul's, London 1860-1954
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    Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
  • Bob Rae
    Bob Rae
    Canadian diplomat, lawyer and negotiator 1948-
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    Constitutions do not emerge perfectly formed from the brain of the philosopher king, as Mr. Trudeau himself discovered in 1980 and 1981. They are always messy processes that are easier to knock down or tear apart than they are to construct.
    Source: The Three Questions - Prosperity and the Public Good (1998) Ch. Seven, The Three Questions and the Question of
  • Anne Tyler
    Anne Tyler
    American novelist and short story writer 1941-
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    For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.
  • Sri Swami Sivananda
    Sri Swami Sivananda
    Indian Hindu spiritual teacher 1887-1963
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    Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious.
  • Antoine Lavoisier
    Antoine Lavoisier
    French nobleman and chemist 1743-1794
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    I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.
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