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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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A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is read more

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.

by Ken Keys Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.

Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.

by Bryan Appleyard Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by read more

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.

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The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.

The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.

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When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.

When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.

by Walter Lippmann Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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It can be helpful simply to make a written or mental list of the things you do each day. Then read more

It can be helpful simply to make a written or mental list of the things you do each day. Then give yourself a mental credit for each of them, however small. This will help you focus on what you have done instead of what you haven't gotten around to do. It may sound simplistic, but it works.

by David D. Burns Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Some men see things as they are and ask, 'why?' I dream things that never were and ask, 'why not?'"NB: read more

Some men see things as they are and ask, 'why?' I dream things that never were and ask, 'why not?'"NB: This quote is a paraphrase from a similar quote by G. B. Shaw.

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The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish good results while the strongest, by read more

The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish good results while the strongest, by dispersing his effort over many chores, may fail to accomplish anything. Drops of water, by continually falling, hone their passage through the hardest of rocks but the hasty torrent rushes over it with hideous uproar and leaves no trace behind.

by Og Mandino Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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The intellect is weak; it has no power except over what is as weak as itself.

The intellect is weak; it has no power except over what is as weak as itself.

by Al-nuri Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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