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  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life - its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness - conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
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    'The Butler' has virtually nothing in common with its source material, the life of White House butler Gene Allen, except for the fact that the main character of the film and Allen were both black butlers in the White House.
  • Bo Burnham
    Bo Burnham
    American comedian, musician, actor and poet 1990-
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    'Words, Words, Words' was very much its title. It's just words, words, words and trying to show that I can pack as much material into an hour as I possibly could word count-wise.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...controls on behavior shift from the intermediate levels of human experience (social, emotional and religious) to the lower (military and political) or to the upper (ideological). They become the externalized controls of a mature society: weapons, bureaucracies, material rewards, or ideology.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Adam Sedgwick
    Adam Sedgwick
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    A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.
  • Ben Gibbard
    Ben Gibbard
    American singer, songwriter and guitarist 1976-
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    A lot of the material is about the inevitable disappointment people feel as they move through life, and things don't feel the way they expect. No experience will ever match up to the idealized version in your mind.
    Source: The Meaning Of Life
  • Ian McEwan
    Ian McEwan
    English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
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    A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.
    Source: Atonement (2001)
  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
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    Accept the consequences of your actions in order to become the agent of your mental, physical, spiritual and material success.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    All nuclear material in weapons programmes must be subject one day to binding international verification.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    Another aspect of the nineteenth century propaganda system is the increasing emphasis upon material desires.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Agnes Martin
    Agnes Martin
    Canadian-born American abstract painter 1912-2004
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    Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork... we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
  • Carl von Clausewitz
    Carl von Clausewitz
    Prussian general and military 1780-1831
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    Architects and painters know precisely what they are about as long as they deal with material phenomena.... But when they come to the aesthetics of their work, when they aim at a particular effect on the mind or on the senses, the rules dissolve into nothing but vague ideas.
    Source: On War (1832)
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
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    Art never improves, but the material of art is never quite the same.
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