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There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Walter Savage Landor

To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning
to your life.
Robert Browning

We learn from history that we do not learn from history.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
John Powell

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault

If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
Abraham Maslow

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

There is little room for wisdom when one is full of judgement.
Malcolm Hein

Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll
find it there.
Robb Sagendorph

Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes
Felix Frankfurter

My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskillful artist to the trivial
intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a
feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker.
Thomas Hardy

Read books, listen to tapes, attend seminars - they are decades of wisdom reduced to
invaluable hours.
Mark Victor Hansen

If you go through life convinced that your way is always best, all the new ideas in the world
will pass you by.
Akio Morita

A man may learn wisdom even from a foe.

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then
go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it; and virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan

He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Alexander Hamilton

The best manner of avenging ourselves is by not resembling him who has injured us.
Jane Porter

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth Galbraith

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do
John Milton

Teach thy tongue to say, "I do not know," and thous shalt progress.

Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Henri Frederic Amiel

To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Abraham Maslow

Endeavour to be innocent as a dove, but as wise as a serpent.
Ann Fanshawe

It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny

There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.
Michael F. Staley

You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.
Harriet Woods

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Deek Bok

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Honore de Balzac

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