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  • Abba Goold Woolson
    Abba Goold Woolson
    American writer
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    American ladies are known abroad for two distinguishing traits (besides, possibly, their beauty and self-reliance), and these are their ill-health and their extravagant devotion to dress.
  • Paula Nelson
    Paula Nelson
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    Americans want action for their money. They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work. Gold-hoarding goes against the American grain; it fits in better with European pessimism than with America's traditional optimism.
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    British naval historian and author 1909-1993
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    An enterprise employing more than 1000 people becomes a self-perpetuating empire, creating so much internal work that it no longer needs any contact with the outside world.
    Source: Management Science Journal, October 1960
  • Naomi Campbell
    Naomi Campbell
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    Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue... and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.
  • Barry Eisler
    Barry Eisler
    American novelist
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    Anger, and the self-righteousness that is both the cause and consequence of anger, tends to be easier on the psyche than personal responsibility.
  • Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
    French authors who wrote several books together
    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
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    Any man who does not see everything in terms of self, that is to say who wants to be something in respect of other men, to do good to them or simply give them something to do, is unhappy, disconsolate, and accursed.
  • Jean-Luc Godard
    Jean-Luc Godard
    French moviedirector 1930-
    Jean-Luc Godard
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    Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
  • Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.
  • Jeanette Winterson
    Jeanette Winterson
    English writer 1959-
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    Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized!
  • As an eagle, weary after soaring in the sky, folds its wings and flies down to rest in its nest, so does the shining Self enter the state of dreamless sleep, where one is freed from all desires.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    As person abandons worn-out clothes and acquires new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes.
  • Bing Gordon
    Bing Gordon
    American video game executive and technology venture capitalist
    Bing Gordon
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    As you grow up, you become more comfortable with your own peccadilloes, and I'm bad with people who aren't self-motivated. And now, when I see them coming, I run the other way.
  • Brendan Francis
    Brendan Francis
    Irish poet and writer 1923-1964
    Brendan Francis
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    At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
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