Wise Quotes

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    Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

    Tad Williams
     



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    The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small

    Witter Bynner, The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu
     



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    Recognize that you are born with the capacity to be in the world and not dependent on the circumstances in which you find yourself; don’t take yourself seriously, don’t get trapped by the ideas in your head; they are not the same as the reality.

    Donald Klein, psychologist and author
     



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    1. Find a subject you care about. 2. Do not ramble, though. 3. Keep it simple. 4. Have the guts to cut. 5. Sound like yourself. 6. Say what you mean to say. 7. Pity the readers.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    If I were to have a motto it might be: how can I tell you what I think until I’ve heard what I’m going to say?

    Stephen Fry
     



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    If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

    Henry David Thoreau
     



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    The Dalai Lama once asked a Tibetan monk if he feared anything during his imprisonment and torture. He replied his greatest fear was losing his compassion for the Chinese guards tormenting him. To lose that would be to lose what he prized most.

    Dare to Forgive, by Edward M. Hallowell
     



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    Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.

    Author Unknown
     



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    It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

    Steve Jobs
     



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    I think fame is kind of vulgar. It’s like having a big car or gold-plated taps in your bathroom. It’s hard not to see it as some sort of character defect, that I colluded with my own notoriety. But, like a vulgar car that you’ve bought and somehow got used to as a mode of transport, I’m certainly not uncomfortable with it.

    Will Self
     



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    A lot of the art of living is about keeping in mind things that we theoretically know, but practically forget.

    Alain de Botton
     



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    Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

    Robert Louis Stevenson
     



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    Never confuse thoughtlessness with malice.

    Robert Charles Whitehead
     



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    Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyway.

    Elbert Hubbard, A Thousand and One Epigrams, 1911
     



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    I do the movies just for myself like an institutionalized person who basket-weaves. Busy fingers are happy fingers. I don’t care about the films. I don’t care if they’re flushed down the toilet after I die.

    Woody Allen
     






               

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