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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.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
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    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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    Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
    Harry S. Truman
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    It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
  • 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
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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.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
  • 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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    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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    Prejudice and self-sufficiency naturally proceed from inexperience of the world, and ignorance of mankind.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
    Joan Didion
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    The ability to think for one's self depends upon one's mastery of the language.
    Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 91
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    American aviation pioneer and author 1897-1939
    Amelia Earhart
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    The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    True happiness 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.
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