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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself.
  • John Howe
    John Howe
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    Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
    Gore Vidal
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    A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti
    Jiddu Krishnamurti
    Indian theosophist 1895-1986
    Jiddu Krishnamurti
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    Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
  • John Gay
    John Gay
    British playwright and poet 1688-1732
    John Gay
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    A woman's friendship ever ends in love.
  • J. G. Ballard
    J. G. Ballard
    British author 1930-
    J. G. Ballard
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    The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam...
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
    Cato the Elder
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    An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
    Publilius Syrus
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    A man's own character is the arbiter of his fortune.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
    Plutarch
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    Character is simply habit long continued.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
    Bruce Lee
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    Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
  • Zadok Rabinwitz
    Zadok Rabinwitz
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    A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    'Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms.