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    The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism. - Essays and Aphorisms.

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True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

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It is not good to have an oar in everyone's boat.

It is not good to have an oar in everyone's boat.

by Earl Camden Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

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In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

by Bernard M. Baruch Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious; the liar feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish read more

The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious; the liar feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish as to believe that there is such a phenomenon as a strictly truthful person; the envious see envy in every soul; the miser thinks everybody is eager to get his money;...and the abandoned sensualist looks upon the saint as a hypocrite

by James Allen Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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It cannot be denied that for a society which has to create scarcity to save its members from starvation, to read more

It cannot be denied that for a society which has to create scarcity to save its members from starvation, to whom abundance spells disaster, and to whom unlimited energy means unlimited power for war and destruction, there is an ominous cloud in the distance though at present it be no bigger than a man's hand.

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If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

by Jack Dixon Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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It is a talent of the weak to persuade themselves that they suffer for something when they suffer from something; read more

It is a talent of the weak to persuade themselves that they suffer for something when they suffer from something; that they are showing the way when they are running away; that they see the light when they feel the heat; that they are chosen when they are shunned.

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The question now is: Can we understand our stupidity? This is a test of intellect, not of character.

The question now is: Can we understand our stupidity? This is a test of intellect, not of character.

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