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    The man who will follow precedent, but never create one, is merely an obvious example of the routineer. You find him desperately numerous in the civil service, in the official bureaus. To him government is something given as unconditionally, as absolutely as ocean or hill. He goes on winding the tape that he finds. His imagination has rarely extricated itself from under the administrative machine to gain any sense of what a human, temporary contraption the whole affair is. What he thinks is the heavens above him is nothing but the roof.

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To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.

To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.

by Abraham Maslow Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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I'm trying not to look too far ahead. All I'm thinking is one shot at a time, one hole at read more

I'm trying not to look too far ahead. All I'm thinking is one shot at a time, one hole at a time, and that's what I want to keep doing.

by Michelle Mcgann Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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the tragic or the humorous is a matter of perspective

the tragic or the humorous is a matter of perspective

by Arnold Beisser Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win. Channel your energy. read more

Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win. Channel your energy. Focus.

by Carol Lewis Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The read more

A "modern" man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.

by Elias Canetti Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

by Walter Prager Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while read more

There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while the life is groveling and sensual.

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Freedom is just chaos with better lighting.

Freedom is just chaos with better lighting.

by Alan Dean Foster Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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It's in the reaction of others that perfection is found in the flawed.

It's in the reaction of others that perfection is found in the flawed.

by Susie Switzer Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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