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    The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it

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No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's read more

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

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If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since read more

If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend.

by Andreas Capellanus Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.

I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.

by Oscar Wilde Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... read more

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.

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Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human read more

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings read more

I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility

by Maya Angelou Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands read more

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

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We are wiser than we know.

We are wiser than we know.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment, the moment read more

Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.

by Albert Einstein Found in: Mankind Quotes,
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