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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment.
  • Richard M. DeVos
    Richard M. DeVos
    American businessman, co-founder of Amway Corp. 1926-
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    Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.
  • John Donne
    John Donne
    English poet 1572-1632
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    No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
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    The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
  • Bo Bennett
    Bo Bennett
    American author 1972-
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    The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    The passion of self-aggrandizement is persistent but plastic; it will never disappear from a vigorous mind, but may become morally higher by attaching itself to a larger conception of what constitutes the self.
  • Caitlin Rose
    Caitlin Rose
    American country singer 1987-
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    'Gorilla Man' is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his 'Gorilla' album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There's an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.
  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
    American journalist 1960-
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    'J'eet jet?' is still the standard way for a Pittsburgher to ask if you're ready for a meal, but the meal itself is no longer limited to chipped ham and an Iron City beer.
  • Carol Loomis
    Carol Loomis
    American financial journalist 1929-
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    A buyback is itself a special kind of acquisition, made at prices that are typically a bargain compared with those a company must pay for an outside purchase.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    A candle burned on the table, a candle burned... he whispered to himself — the beginning of something confused, formless; he hoped that it would take shape of itself. But nothing more came to him.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A clever child brought up with a foolish one can itself become foolish. Man is so perfectible and corruptible he can become a fool through good sense.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    A doctrine serves no purpose in itself, but it is indispensable to have one if only to avoid being deceived by false doctrines.
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