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The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
William Makepeace Thackeray
A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?
Thomas J. Watson
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.
I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.
Charles de Gaulle
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.
In Henry Adams, I discovered not only the prototype of the modern thinker but also someone who is more interesting: a viper-toothed, puling, supercilious crank, thwarted in ambition, aging gracelessly, mad at the cosmos, and ashamed of his own jejune ideals. He is nevertheless very dear to me.
P. J. O'Rourke
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
J. K. Rowling
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
I'm grateful to God for His bountiful gifts... He gave me courage and faith in myself.
You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and five the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men.
William R. Alger
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