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  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    Since anti-racist individuals did not control mass media, the media became the primary tool that would be used and is still used to convince black viewers, and everyone else, of black inferiority.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
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    The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.
  • 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.
  • Beji Caid Essebsi
    Beji Caid Essebsi
    Tunisian politician 1926-2019
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    To fight extremism, we will need to pursue a two-pronged strategy: both 'hard,' through stricter control of our borders and a more robust and technologically advanced security response, and 'soft,' based on better intelligence-gathering, working to return our mosques to their spiritual function and barring entry to foreign preachers.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
  • Beatrice Webb
    Beatrice Webb
    English sociologist and economist 1858-1943
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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand...
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Alexander Cockburn
    Alexander Cockburn
    Irish-American political journalist and writer 1941-2012
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    A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
  • Robert A. Heinlein
    Robert A. Heinlein
    American science fiction writer 1907-1988
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    A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    American art historian 1865-1959
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    A complete life may be one ending in so full an identification with the not-self that there is no self left to die.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
  • Bob Harrington
    Bob Harrington
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    A faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for.
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