Category Individual / Individuality

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Being interesting has been replaced by being identifiable. ~ Chuck Klosterman

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I like pigs better than cats and dogs. Dogs are subservient and look up to man. Cats are aloof and look down on man. A pig, however, will look you in the eye, and see his equal. ~ Winston Churchill

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All men are born equal, but quite a few eventually get over it. ~ Lord Mancroft

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If I said half the things to you that you habitually say to yourself, would we still be on speaking terms?

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The appropriate demeanor for a human is to feel lucky that he is alive and to humble himself in the face of the immensity of things and have a beer. Relax. Welcome to Earth – Kary Mullis

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I leave this rule for others when I’m dead. Be always sure you’re right–then go ahead. ~ Davy Crockett

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She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table. ~ Henry James

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Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone — Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own. ~ Adam L. Gordon

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If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? ~ Douglas Adams

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There’s nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. ~ Eva Hoffman

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Good, better, best.  Never let it rest.  Until your good is better and your better is best. ~ Tim Duncan

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If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. ~ Amy Tan

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin  

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No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. ~ John Donne

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We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unearned applause. ~ Jose Narosky

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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. ~ Jack Johnson

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An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. ~ H. L. Mencken

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Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. ~ Stanley Horowitz

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That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ~ Emily Dickenson

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When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. ~ George Pataki

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In order to deviate successfully, one has to have at least a passing acquaintance with whatever norm one expects to deviate from. ~ Frank Zappa

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–myth is more potent than history–dreams are more powerful than facts–hope always triumphs over experience–laughter is the cure for grief–love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

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We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. ~ H. L. Mencken

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I never confused what I had with what I was. ~Jonathan Safran Foer

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Winning isn’t everything.  Wanting to is. ~ Catfish Hunter  

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The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost  

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If you are going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it you might as well laugh about it now. ~ Marie Osmond  

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Society doesn’t have values. People have values. ~ Milton Friedman  

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…if you’re too loyal to your own suffering, you forget that others suffer, too. ~ Teju Cole  

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We experience life as a continuity, and only after it falls away, after it becomes the past, do we see its discontinuities.  The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. ~ Teju Cole  

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It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry. ~ H.L. Mencken  

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Friendship is almost always the union of part of one mind with part of another; people are friends in spots. ~ George Santayana  

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You can’t do everything at once, but you can do something at once. ~ Zig Ziglar  

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Most people spend their entire lives on a fantasy island called ‘Someday I’ll…’ ~ Denis Waitley

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You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Christopher Columbus  

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Some men die in shrapnel Some go down in flames Most men perish inch by inch Playing little games. ~ from “Business Beyond the Box” by John O’Keeffe  

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Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it. ~ Vladimir Nabokov  

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Principles are the simplicity on the far side of complexity. ~ Stephen Covey  

Light in the Soul…Peace in the World

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If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the […]

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The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. ~ B.B. King  

Five Balls (Extract from “Suzanne’s Diary to Nicholas” by James Patterson)

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Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work – Family – Health – Friends – Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce […]

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I have to speak what is in my mind; what is in my mind is more interesting than what’s going on outside of it. ~ Anonymous  

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You have decided being scared is caused mostly by thinking. ~ David Foster Wallace

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I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues … to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers. ~ Sherlock Holmes  

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I can’t decide if indecision is good or bad. ~ Russell Causey  

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There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. ~ Mignon McLaughlin  

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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. ~ Peter Drucker  

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Now is the time for all good men to come to. ~ Walt Kelly  

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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing.  It was here first. ~ Mark Twain  +