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    Now that it’s all over, what did you really do yesterday that’s worth mentioning?

    Coleman Cox
     



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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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    I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, “Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    I learned to delegate from a young age. Actually removing myself from the office has helped me look for the next big venture. I try to exercise every day. Manage the BlackBerry, don’t let it manage you. The key is to do it in bursts and not to let it dominate your day. Speak to people – I do get a lot of emails every day and try to answer as many as I can; but I also believe that you need to speak to people. It can save you and them a lot of time. And write it down – I carry notebooks wherever I go to jot down thoughts and notes. You can’t beat pen and paper.

    ~ Richard Branson

     



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    Fame is like watching someone ride past very fast on a horse. It looks exciting and you think: ‘I want to do that’ but the actual experience can be frightening or a substantial pain in the arse.

    Grayson Perry
     



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    The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    Be as curious and respectful of other people as you can, be inventive about how to bring more excitement into your interactions- be out there.

    Susan Samuels-Drake, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

    Theodore Roosevelt
     



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    Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

    Laurence J. Peter
     



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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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    Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.

    Gary Zukav
     



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    How long do you listen to someone before your attention wanders? Someone told me 16 minutes. In this life, if you can’t explain yourself in 16 minutes you’re in a lot of trouble.

    Tony Bennett
     



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    On the bathing-tub of King T’ang the following words were engraved: “If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation.”

    Confucian Analects
     



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    The best guide in life is strength. Discard everything that weakens you, have nothing to do with it.

    Swami Vivekananda
     



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    It’s immoral to suppress a natural desire, whatever it is, because why would God give it to you otherwise? If God gives you a pleasurable experience, and then says it’s wrong, then he or she or whoever it is, is a totally dysfunctional person.

    Deepak Chopra
     






               

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