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  • George Gurdjieff
    George Gurdjieff
    Russian teacher and writer 1873-1949
    George Gurdjieff
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    A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
  • Carlos Castaneda
    Carlos Castaneda
    American author and anthropologist 1925-1998
    Carlos Castaneda
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    A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wideawake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it will live to regret his steps.
  • Clare Boothe Luce
    Clare Boothe Luce
    American diplomat and writer 1903-1987
    Clare Boothe Luce
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    A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
  • Carlos Castaneda
    Carlos Castaneda
    American author and anthropologist 1925-1998
    Carlos Castaneda
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    A man of knowledge chooses a path with a heart and follows it and then he looks and rejoices and laughs and then he sees and knows.
  • Carlos Castaneda
    Carlos Castaneda
    American author and anthropologist 1925-1998
    Carlos Castaneda
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    A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan Kundera
    Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-
    Milan Kundera
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    A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
  • Edith Hamilton
    Edith Hamilton
    American educator and author 1867-1963
    Edith Hamilton
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    A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
  • B. C. Forbes
    B. C. Forbes
    American Publisher 1880-1954
    B. C. Forbes
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    A price has to be paid for success. Almost invariably those who have reached the summits worked harder and longer, studied and planned more assiduously, practiced more self-denial, overcame more difficulties than those of us who have not risen so far.
  • Bela Lugosi
    Bela Lugosi
    Hungarian-American actor 1882-1956
    Bela Lugosi
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    A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
  • Al Goldstein
    Al Goldstein
    American pornographer 1936-2013
    Al Goldstein
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    A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives and contacts.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
    William Cowper
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    A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
    Simone Weil
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    A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
    Camille Paglia
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    A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
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