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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    American feminism's nose dive began when Kate Millet, that imploding beanbag of poisonous self-pity, declared Freud a sexist. Trying to build a sex theory without studying Freud, women have made nothing but mud pies.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Alan Thicke
    Alan Thicke
    Canadian actor and songwriter 1947-2016
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    As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
  • Charles Kingsley
    Charles Kingsley
    British writer 1819-1875
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    Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
  • British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Every spoken word arouses our self-will.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.
    Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 6
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
  • John Burroughs
    John Burroughs
    American writer 1837-1921
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    For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
  • Leigh Hunt
    Leigh Hunt
    British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
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    Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    How a sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! He is his own exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated in him as his only duty,
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    Russian revolutionary leader 1870-1924
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    I am a bad, wicked man, but I am practicing moral self-purification; I don't eat meat any more, I now eat rice cutlets.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
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