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    Some people might think I’m about money, but I never have been about that. If I was negotiating myself I’d probably be earning somewhere above minimum wage, but I’ve got guys that go in there like killers.

    Jim Carrey
     



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    Once when Lord Mitsushige was a little boy and was supposed to recite from a copybook for the priest Kaion, he called the other children … and said, “Please come here and listen. It’s difficult to read if there are hardly any people listening.” The priest was impressed and said … “That’s the spirit in which to do everything.”

    Way of the Samurai
     



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    Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

    William Faulkner
     



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    Never dwell on the negative in your life, bad things happen all the time, even in bad situations look for the good and you will find it.

    Rufus Riggs, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    Follow your heart and become the person you want to be in the world.

    Bob Peart, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Impetuosity and audacity often achieve what ordinary means fail to achieve.

    Author Unknown
     



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    My wife has been killed by a machine which should never have come into the hands of any human being. It is called a firearm. It makes the blackest of all human wishes come true at once, at a distance: that something die. There is evil for you. We cannot get rid of mankind’s fleetingly evil wishes. We can get rid of the machines that make them come true. I give you a holy word: DISARM.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    Sometimes its better to drive slowly.

    Taxi Driver, Sydney, Australia
     



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    For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere. “Blessed are the merciful” in a courtroom? “Blessed are the peacemakers” in the Pentagon? Give me a break!

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    We love our habits more than our income, often more than our life.

    Hunter S Thompson
     



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    The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.

    Plato
     



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    If you’re not a good cook, and I’m not, make an oven dish. They’re easy. I recommend a codfish casserole.

    David Byrne
     



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    When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

    Anais Nin
     



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    I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work. Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed. So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready and then it is inevitable. To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense.

    Henry Ford
     






               

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