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  • Ann Bancroft
    Ann Bancroft
    American author, teacher, adventurer 1955-
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    And then there's also this element of - some people would describe it as spirits or a presence that appears when things are very difficult, physically and emotionally. You know, when you're really putting out. So the third man aura is sort of an appearance. It's the yeti.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    Roman poet 70-19 BC
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    Enter on the way of training while the spirits in youth are still pliable.
  • Black Hawk
    Black Hawk
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    Every one makes his feast as he thinks best, to please the Great Spirit, who has the care of all beings created. Others believe in two Spirits, one good and one bad, and make feasts for the Bad Spirit, to keep him quiet. They think that if they can make peace with him, the Good Spirit will not hurt them. For my part I am of the opinion, that so far as we have reason, we have a right to use it in determining what is right or wrong, and we should always pursue that path which we believe to be righ
    Source: The Autobiography of Black Hawk (1833)
  • Eric Butterworth
    Eric Butterworth
    American minister, author, and radio personality 1916-2003
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    Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself-a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    American statesman 1858-1919
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    Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
  • Ann Druyan
    Ann Druyan
    American writer 1949-
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    For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds .
  • Ali ibn Abi Talib
    Ali ibn Abi Talib
    Cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 601-661
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    He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
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    Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    I will live in the past, the present, and the future. The spirits of all three shall strive within me.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    American author 1929-
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    Legends of prediction are common throughout the whole Household of Man. Gods speak, spirits speak, computers speak. Oracular ambiguity or statistical probability provides loopholes, and discrepancies are expunged by Faith.
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