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The art of progress is to preserve order amid change - and to preserve change amid order

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The art of progress is to preserve order amid change - and to preserve change amid order

By Alfred North Whitehead

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The art of progress is to preserve order amid change - and to preserve change amid order

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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

By Mother Teresa

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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

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People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

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People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.

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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.

By Galileo Galilei

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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.

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Everyone needs to be loved, especially when they do not deserve it.

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Everyone needs to be loved, especially when they do not deserve it.

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Everyone needs to be loved, especially when they do not deserve it.

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The measure of a person’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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The measure of a person’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

By Thomas Macaulay

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The measure of a person’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

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We all judge others, but we all hate it when others judge us.

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We all judge others, but we all hate it when others judge us.

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We all judge others, but we all hate it when others judge us.

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The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

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The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

By Albert Einstein

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The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

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A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

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A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

By William James

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A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

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Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.

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Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.

By Napoleon Bonaparte - stated near the end of his life

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Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the spirit.

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If you are seeking revenge, start by digging two graves.

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If you are seeking revenge, start by digging two graves.

By Ancient Chinese proverb

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If you are seeking revenge, start by digging two graves.

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Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

By Mark Twain

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Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

By Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

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When you look at the long history of man, you see that more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have been committed in the name of rebellion.

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When you look at the long history of man, you see that more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have been committed in the name of rebellion.

By C. P. Snow

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When you look at the long history of man, you see that more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have been committed in the name of rebellion.

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It is not the function of government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.

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It is not the function of government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.

By Justice Robert jackson

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It is not the function of government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.

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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else get your way.

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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else get your way.

By Jacob Rothschild

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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else get your way.

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If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.

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If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.

By C. S. Lewis

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If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.

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If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each man’s life a sorrow and a suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each man’s life a sorrow and a suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

By Henry Longfellow

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If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each man’s life a sorrow and a suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

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If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

By Mark Twain

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If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

By Martin Luther King

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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Those who make peaceful reform impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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Those who make peaceful reform impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

By J. F. Kennedy

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Those who make peaceful reform impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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You can discover what your enemy fears most by what he uses to frighten you.

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You can discover what your enemy fears most by what he uses to frighten you.

By Eric Hoffer

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You can discover what your enemy fears most by what he uses to frighten you.

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The great mass of people more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a minor one.

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The great mass of people more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a minor one.

By Adolph Hitler

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The great mass of people more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a minor one.

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What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

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What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

By Adolph Hitler

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What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

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Opinions founded on prejudice are always defended with the greatest violence.

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Opinions founded on prejudice are always defended with the greatest violence.

By Hebrew proverb

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Opinions founded on prejudice are always defended with the greatest violence.

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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

By Euripedes

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Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

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A nation that values it’s privileges above its principles soon loses both.

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A nation that values it’s privileges above its principles soon loses both.

By Eisenhower

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A nation that values it’s privileges above its principles soon loses both.

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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.

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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.

By Abba Eban

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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely only after they have exhausted all other alternatives.

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The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

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The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

By Margaret Chase Smith

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The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

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Those who do not forgive history are assigned to repeat it until compassion replaces judgment.

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Those who do not forgive history are assigned to repeat it until compassion replaces judgment.

By Alan Cohen

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Those who do not forgive history are assigned to repeat it until compassion replaces judgment.

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When we are no longer able to change a situation... we are challenged to change ourselves.

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When we are no longer able to change a situation... we are challenged to change ourselves.

By Victor Frankl

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When we are no longer able to change a situation... we are challenged to change ourselves.

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

By Leonardo da Vinci

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The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

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It’s easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

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It’s easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

By Adler

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It’s easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

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A lie can go halfway around the world before the truth even gets its boots on.

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A lie can go halfway around the world before the truth even gets its boots on.

By Mark Twain

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A lie can go halfway around the world before the truth even gets its boots on.

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When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, always.

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When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, always.

By Mahatma Gandhi

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When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, always.

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

By Reinhold Niebuhr

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that cross and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs.

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So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that cross and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs.

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that cross and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs.

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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

By R. Buckminster Fuller

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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

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If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.

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If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.

By Noam Chomsky

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If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.

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If there is righteousness in the heart There will be beauty in the character; If there is beauty in the character There will be harmony in the home; When there is harmony in the home There will be order in the nation; When there is order in the nation The

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If there is righteousness in the heart There will be beauty in the character; If there is beauty in the character There will be harmony in the home; When there is harmony in the home There will be order in the nation; When there is order in the nation There will be peace in the world.

By Sai Baba

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If there is righteousness in the heart There will be beauty in the character; If there is beauty in the character There will be harmony in the home; When there is harmony in the home There will be order in the nation; When there is order in the nation The

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

By Abraham Lincoln

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

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I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

By Robert A. Heinlein

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I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

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A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed... When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic.

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A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed... When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic.

By Dresden James

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A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed... When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic.

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.

By Nietzsche

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.

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It is not the strongest of the species who survive, not the most intelligent, but those who are the most adaptive to change.

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It is not the strongest of the species who survive, not the most intelligent, but those who are the most adaptive to change.

By Charles Darwin

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It is not the strongest of the species who survive, not the most intelligent, but those who are the most adaptive to change.

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The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. He alone lives, while other people, slaves of ceremony, let life

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The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. He alone lives, while other people, slaves of ceremony, let life slip past them in a kind of dream.

By Virginia Woolf

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The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. He alone lives, while other people, slaves of ceremony, let life

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You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

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You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

By Abraham Lincoln

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You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

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The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

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The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

By Margaret Chase Smith

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The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

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The judgment of others does not change who I am. Quite the opposite is true. It reveals who they are.

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The judgment of others does not change who I am. Quite the opposite is true. It reveals who they are.

By Terry McPhearson

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The judgment of others does not change who I am. Quite the opposite is true. It reveals who they are.

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

By George Bernard Shaw

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Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

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