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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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William Shakespeare (As You Like It)
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It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.
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Maurice Switzer (Mrs. Goose, Her Book)
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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).
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Mark Twain
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Isaac Asimov
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When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
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Jess C. Scott (The Intern)
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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
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Aristotle
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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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Socrates
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Angry people are not always wise.
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Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
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Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.
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Langston Hughes
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Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
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John Lennon
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In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
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Mark Twain
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May you live every day of your life.
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Jonathan Swift
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Aristotle (Metaphysics)
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Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
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Albert Einstein
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The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
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Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)
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Never laugh at live dragons.
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J.R.R. Tolkien
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Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
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Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
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If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.
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Chad Sugg (Monsters Under Your Head)
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Think before you speak. Read before you think.
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Fran Lebowitz (The Fran Lebowitz Reader)
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Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
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Isaac Asimov (Foundation (Foundation, #1))
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The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
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Abigail Van Buren
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The unexamined life is not worth living.
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Socrates
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Turn your wounds into wisdom.
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Oprah Winfrey
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The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
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Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)
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There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.
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Patrick Rothfuss (The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2))
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The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
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Mark Twain (The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain)
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It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
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J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)
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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
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Rumi (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad ar-Rumi)
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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
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Confucius
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You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
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Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls)
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It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
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Leo Tolstoy (The Kreutzer Sonata)
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Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.
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Martin Luther King Jr. (A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.)
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God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.
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Elbert Hubbard
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The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
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Maya Angelou
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I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
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Albert Einstein
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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
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Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching)
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The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
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Friedrich Nietzsche
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Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.
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Roy T. Bennett (The Light in the Heart)
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Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.
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Roy T. Bennett (The Light in the Heart)
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Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.
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Kahlil Gibran
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The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
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H.L. Mencken
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The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
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Albert Einstein
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Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
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George Orwell
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It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
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Albert Einstein
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Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
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Paulo Coelho
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You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
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Colette
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The past has no power over the present moment.
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Eckhart Tolle
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The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.
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Marjorie Pay Hinckley
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I'm not young enough to know everything.
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J.M. Barrie (The Admirable Crichton)
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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
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Truman Capote
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Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.
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Bob Marley
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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
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Jimi Hendrix
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Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
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Terry Pratchett
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We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
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Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)
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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
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Sharon Salzberg
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Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.
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Thomas Paine (A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America)
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Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
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Rumi (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad ar-Rumi) (Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula)
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Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
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Yogi Berra (When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes)
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There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. " Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.
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Alexandre Dumas
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The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
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Voltaire
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All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope
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Alexandre Dumas (The Count of Monte Cristo)
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Michel de Montaigne
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I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
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Bruce Lee
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We learn from failure, not from success!
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Bram Stoker (Dracula)
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Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
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John Keats (Letters of John Keats)
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He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
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Confucius
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Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy
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Ludwig van Beethoven
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There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
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Paulo Coelho (The Fifth Mountain)
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Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
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Robert Frost
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We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.
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T.S. Eliot (Four Quartets)
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Never, never, never give in!
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Winston S. Churchill
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We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
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Oscar Wilde (Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man)
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Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failureβ€”they can be turned into wisdom.
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Cat Cora
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Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it.
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Margaret Drabble
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Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.
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Mae West (The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West)
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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
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Socrates
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Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.
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Baltasar GraciΓ‘n (The Art of Worldly Wisdom: A Pocket Oracle)
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Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
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Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
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The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.
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Marcus Aurelius (Meditations)
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All knowledge hurts.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1))
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Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
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Helen Keller
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Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.
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Patrick Rothfuss (The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2))
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I think I've discovered the secret of life -- you just hang around until you get used to it.
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Charles M. Schulz
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Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
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Stephen Hawking
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In youth, it was a way I had, To do my best to please. And change, with every passing lad To suit his theories. But now I know the things I know And do the things I do, And if you do not like me so, To hell, my love, with you.
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Dorothy Parker (The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker)
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There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.
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Laurell K. Hamilton
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Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
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Hermann Hesse (Siddhartha)
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
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Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)
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We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
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Alan W. Watts
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Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
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Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)
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You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
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Sharon Salzberg
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I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.
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Neil Gaiman
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The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things..
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Henry David Thoreau (Civil Disobedience and Other Essays)
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Can you surf really well, then?" I looked at Grover, who was trying hard not to laugh. "Jeez, Nico," I said. "I've never really tried." He went on asking questions. Did I fight a lot with Thalia, since she was a daughter of Zeus? (I didn't answer that one.) If Annabeth's mother was Athena, the goddess of wisdom, then why didn't Annabeth know better than to fall off a cliff? (I tried not to strangle Nico for asking that one.) Was Annabeth my girlfriend? (At this point, I was ready to stick the kid in a meat-flavored sack and throw him to the wolves.)
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Rick Riordan
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Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.
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C. JoyBell C.
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Dignity /ˈdignitΔ“/ noun 1. The moment you realize that the person you cared for has nothing intellectually or spiritually to offer you, but a headache. 2. The moment you realize God had greater plans for you that don’t involve crying at night or sad Pinterest quotes. 3. The moment you stop comparing yourself to others because it undermines your worth, education and your parent’s wisdom. 4. The moment you live your dreams, not because of what it will prove or get you, but because that is all you want to do. People’s opinions don’t matter. 5. The moment you realize that no one is your enemy, except yourself. 6. The moment you realize that you can have everything you want in life. However, it takes timing, the right heart, the right actions, the right passion and a willingness to risk it all. If it is not yours, it is because you really didn’t want it, need it or God prevented it. 7. The moment you realize the ghost of your ancestors stood between you and the person you loved. They really don't want you mucking up the family line with someone that acts anything less than honorable. 8. The moment you realize that happiness was never about getting a person. They are only a helpmate towards achieving your life mission. 9. The moment you believe that love is not about losing or winning. It is just a few moments in time, followed by an eternity of situations to grow from. 10. The moment you realize that you were always the right person. Only ignorant people walk away from greatness.
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Shannon L. Alder
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That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.
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Jim Morrison
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1. Be Impeccable With Your Word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 2. Don't Take Anything Personally Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. 3. Don't Make Assumptions Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. 4. Always Do Your Best Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
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Miguel Ruiz
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Anybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what Auguste Rodin was-can look at an old woman, protray her exactly as she is...and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be...and more than that, he can make anyone with the sensitivity of an armadillo, or even you, see that this lovely young girl is still alive, not old and ugly at all, but simply prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart...no matter what the merciless hours have done to her. Look at her, Ben. Growing old doesn't matter to you and me; we were never meant to be admired-but it does to them.
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Robert A. Heinlein