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  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. He who knows these three things
  • Greg Anderson
    Greg Anderson
    American author 1964-
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    Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
  • W. Clement Stone
    W. Clement Stone
    American businessman and author 1902-
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    Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
  • Alexander Maclaren
    Alexander Maclaren
    British preacher 1826-1910
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    ''The grace of God,'' says Luther, ''is like a flying summer shower.'' It has fallen upon more than one land, and passed on. Judea had it, and lies barren and dry. These Asiatic coasts had it, and flung it away.
  • Chief Seattle
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    A few more moons, a few more winters, and not one of all the mighty hosts that once filled this broad land or that now roam in fragmentary bands through these vast solitudes will remain to weep over the tombs of a people once as powerful and as hopeful as your own. But why should we repine? Why should I murmur at the fate of my people? Tribes are made up of individuals and are no better than they. Men come and go like the waves of the sea. A tear, a tamanamus, a dirge, and they are gone from our
    Source: Speech 1854
  • Cats exercise... a magic influence upon highly developed men of intellect. This is why these long-tailed Graces of the animal kingdom, these adorable, scintillating electric batteries have been the favorite animal of a Mohammed, Cardinal Richlieu, Crebillon, Rousseau, Wieland.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list - the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the under side.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness - calling their denial knowledge.
  • John Ray
    John Ray
    English naturalist 1627-1705
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    There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
  • We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that ''we choose death.''
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