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  • Robert J. Mckain
    Robert J. Mckain
    American author of self-help books
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    Set priorities for your goals. A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed, the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first.
  • Shake[speare] was a dramatist of note;
    He lived by writing things to quote.
    Source: Shake, Mulleary and Go-ethe II
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
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    That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistorical acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.
  • Lin Yü-tang
    Lin Yü-tang
    Chinese writer 1895-1976
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    The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    The Supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    The things which hurt, instruct.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    There are few things more difficult than to appraise the work of a man suddenly dead in his youth; to disentangle ''promise'' from achievement; to save him from that sentimentalizing which confuses the tragedy of the interruption with the merit of the work actually performed.
  • Burton Cummings
    Burton Cummings
    Canadian musician, singer and songwriter 1947-
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    There may be a new album, and there may not. Right now, we're encouraging bootlegging because there have been some great live things that ended up on the Internet. Rather than try to stop it, we like it. If nobody gave a crap about you, they wouldn't bother to bootleg you.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship.
  • Andy Warhol
    Andy Warhol
    American artist 1930-
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    They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
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