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At least those with closed minds never have to worry about their brains gathering dust.

Attitude. The difference between winners and losers.

Attitude: the difference between squashing and being squashed.

Better smart than beautiful.

- B -
Here's a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
Tallulah Bankhead

Watch how a man takes praise and there you have the measure of him.
Thomas Burke

Learning how to learn is life's most important skill.
Tony Buzan

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Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it - immediately.
Stephen R. Covey

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- E -
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

To be satisfied with little is hard, to be satisfied with a lot is impossible.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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All that matters is love and work.
Sigmund Freud

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now, they are content with burning my books.
Sigmund Freud

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Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, and in the collective awareness of the group. To belong to a group of any sort, the tacit price of membership is to agree not to notice one's own feelings of uneasiness and misgiving, and certainly not to question anything that challenges the group's way of doing things.
Daniel Goleman

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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Carl Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Jung

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- L -
Tune in, turn on, drop out.
Timothy Leary

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Oscar Levant

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Over the years, I've had suggestions from other teachers to offer what they call balance in my courses, that I should give students the other side. I'm never sure exactly what that means. After assigning students to read Gandhi I should have them also read Carl von Clausewitz? After Martin Luther King's essay against the Vietnam War, Colin Powell's memoir favoring the Persian Gulf War? After Justice William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall's views opposing the death penalty, George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein's favoring it? After a woman's account of her using a nonviolent defense against a rapist, the thwarted rapist's side?
Colman McCarthy

Make a suggestion or assumption and let them tell you you're wrong. People also have a need to feel smarter than you are.
Mark McCormack

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
H. L. Mencken

- N -
Far from being the thief of time, procrastination is the king of it.
Ogden Nash

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- P -
A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.
Herbert V. Prochnow

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- R -
I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
Leo Rosten

Face what you think you believe and you will be surprised.
Mark Rutherford

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favour of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
Mark Rutherford

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Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
Jonathan Swift

The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
Publilius Syrus

- T -
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Paul Tournier

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- V -
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
William E. Vaughan

I like to dress egos.
Gianni Versace

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Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease.
Oscar Wilde

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If you want to understand entrepreneurs, you have to study the psychology of the juvenile delinquent. They don't have the same anxiety triggers that we have.
Abraham Zaleznik