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  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language.
    Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 91
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
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    To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don't pay the price day in and day out, you'll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind.
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    You ask what is the use of classification, arrangement, systemization? I answer you: order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject-the actual enemy is the unknown.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear .
  • John Haggai
    John Haggai
    American evangelist 1924-
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    Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    I hate this shallow Americanism which hopes to get rich by credit, to get knowledge by raps on midnight tables, to learn the economy of the mind by phrenology, or skill without study, or mastery without apprenticeship.
  • Boethius
    Boethius
    Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher
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    If first you rid yourself of hope and fear
    You have dismayed the tyrant's wrath:
    But whosoever quakes in fear or hope,
    Drifting and losing his mastery,
    Has cast away his shield, has left his place,
    And binds the chain with which he will be bound.
    Source: De Consolatione Philosophia
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
    American writer and columnist
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    Mastery over the body - its impulses, its needs, its size - is paramount; to lose control is to risk beauty, and to risk beauty is to risk desirability, and to risk desirability is to risk entitlement to sexuality and love and self-esteem.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Mastery passes often for egotism.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
    Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
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    Roman civilization had achieved, within the bounds of its technology, relatively as great a mastery of time and space as we have achieved today.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.
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