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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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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.
  • Jeanette Winterson
    Jeanette Winterson
    English writer 1959-
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    It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
    Albert Pike
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    Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read; and the
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
    John Milton
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    Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.
  • Barnett Newman
    Barnett Newman
    American artist 1905-1970
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    Any art worthy of its name should address 'life', 'man', 'nature', 'death' and 'tragedy'.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
    Salman Rushdie
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    Bread and books: food for the body and food for the soul - what could be more worthy of our respect, and even love?
  • Archibald Alexander
    Archibald Alexander
    American Presbyterian theologian and professor 1772-1851
    Archibald Alexander
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    Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better, or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ, but come at once - come as you are.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
  • Anna Julia Cooper
    Anna Julia Cooper
    American author, activist and sociologist 1858-1964
    Anna Julia Cooper
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    Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.
  • Eliza Farnham
    Eliza Farnham
    American novelist, feminist and abolitionist 1815-1864
    Eliza Farnham
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    Each of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.
  • Kingsley Amis
    Kingsley Amis
    English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher 1922-1995
    Kingsley Amis
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    Education is one thing and instruction, however worthy, necessary and incidentally or monetarily educative, another.
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