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Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. It is seeing things in a straight line without any bend or break or aberration of sight, seeing them as they are, without any warping of vision. Flawless mental sight! That is genius.

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.

He who despises himself esteems himself as a self-despiser.

He who seeks for applause only from without has all his happiness in another's keeping.

How I relate to my inner self influences my relationships with all others. My satisfaction with myself and my satisfaction with other people are directly proportional.

Human beings aren't orchids; we must draw something from the soil we grow in.

I am not belittling the brave pioneer men but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours.

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.

I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.

I am the only real truth I know.

I am what I am, so take me as I am!

I can't write a book commensurate with Shakespeare, but I can write a book by me.

I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!

I didn't belong as a kid, and that always bothered me. If only I'd known that one day my differentness would be an asset, then my early life would have been much easier.

I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware, I sit content, And if each and all be aware, I sit content.

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.

I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain I have tried to step beyond what bound me.

I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.

I hope to work, support my children and die quietly without pain.


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