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Ask me not what I have, but what I am.
Heinrich Heine
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The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.
Sigmund Freud
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When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift
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There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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One must be something in order to do something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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As a rule, adversity reveals genius, and prosperity conceals it.
Horace
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There is no greatness where there is not simplicity.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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There are few persons of greater worth than their reputation; but how many are there whose worth is far short of their reputation!
Stanislaus Leszczynski
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A gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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It is the prerogative of great men only to have great defects.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Aesop
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I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davison Rockefeller
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When a person is in fashion, all they do is right.
Philip Chesterfield
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To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.
Victor Hugo
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Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
Edward George Bulwer - Lytton
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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson
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By theme : Person   Reason    

Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.
Heraclitus
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A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn`t know.
Henry Louis Mencken
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By theme : Humor     Person   Relations     Wit    

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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To see things in the seed is genius.
Lao Tzu
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