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    I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about, and maybe you can cut out recipes in the newspaper of Persian dishes.

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The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41].

The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41].

by Bible Found in: Negativity Quotes,
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A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it is a forgery.

A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it is a forgery.

by Morris Bender Found in: Negativity Quotes,
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To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as read more

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.

by James Allen Found in: Negativity Quotes,
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The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought and then give it form.

The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought and then give it form.

by Delsarte Found in: Negativity Quotes,
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Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.

Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.

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People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a read more

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.

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The man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than he who tries to do nothing and read more

The man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than he who tries to do nothing and succeeds.

by Lloyd Jones Found in: Negativity Quotes,
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Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.

by H. G. Bohn Found in: Negativity Quotes,
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Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the read more

Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred.

by G. S. Hillard Found in: Negativity Quotes,
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