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Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform.

Change occurs when one becomes what she is, not when she tries to become what she is not.

Cherish forever what makes you unique, 'cuz you're really a yawn if it goes!

Children see things very well sometimes-and idealists even better.

Confronted by an absolutely infuriating review, it is sometimes helpful for the victim to do a little personal research on the critic. Is there any truth to the rumor that he had no formal education beyond the age of eleven? In any event, is he able to construct a simple English sentence? Do his participles dangle? When moved to lyricism, does he write "I had a fun time"? Was he ever arrested for burglary? I don't know that you will prove anything this way, but it is perfectly harmless and quite soothing.

Contentment, and indeed usefulness, comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities-of not trying to conform to some dramatized version of ourselves.

Despair is the price one pays for setting himself an impossible aim.

Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are.

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

Don't try to teach a whole course in one lesson.

Each of us has a day ... when he has to accept, finally, the fact that he is a man.

Every man stamps his value on himself. The price we challenge for ourselves is given us by others. - Man is made great or little by his own will.

Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do can love things that no one else can love . . . We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music.

Everybody is talented, original, and has something important to say.

Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first.

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.

Genius is expansive, irresistible, and irresistibly expansive. If it is in you, no cords can confine it.


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