Quotes by self-important

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  • Karl Albrecht
    Karl Albrecht
    German entrepreneur 1920-2014
    Karl Albrecht
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    The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
    Robert Frost
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    Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
  • Vaclav Havel
    Vaclav Havel
    Czech statesman, writer and former dissident 1936-2011
    Vaclav Havel
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    A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerally of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
  • Les Brown
    Les Brown
    American motivational speaker, author and radio DJ 1945-
    Les Brown
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    +4
    Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    +4
    Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    +4
    Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
  • Freeman Dyson
    Freeman Dyson
    American arts, writer 1923-
    Freeman Dyson
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    A good cause can become bad if we fight for it with means that are indiscriminately murderous. A bad cause can become good if enough people fight for it in a spirit of comradeship and self-sacrifice. In the end it is how you fight, as much as why you fight, that makes your cause good or bad.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
    Victor Hugo
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    A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement - in a word, with more renunciation than you care for - and so you flee the contagion.
  • Charles Swindoll
    Charles Swindoll
    American Pastor, writer
    Charles Swindoll
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    +2
    Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
  • Karl A. Menninger
    Karl A. Menninger
    American psychiatrist 1893-1990
    Karl A. Menninger
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    +2
    Attitudes are more important than facts.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    French writer and philosopher 1905-1980
    Jean-Paul Sartre
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    +2
    It is only in our decisions that we are important.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    +2
    Knowledge is an affair of symbols and is, all too often, a hindrance to wisdom, the uncovering of the self from moment to moment.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    +2
    Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.
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