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To be what no one ever was, To be what everyone has been: Freedom is the mean of those Extremes read more

To be what no one ever was, To be what everyone has been: Freedom is the mean of those Extremes that fence all effort in.

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The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong.

The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong.

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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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To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.

To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.

by Dick Cavett Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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If intellection and knowledge were mere passion from without, or the bare reception of extraneous and adventitious forms, then no read more

If intellection and knowledge were mere passion from without, or the bare reception of extraneous and adventitious forms, then no reason could be given at all why a mirror or looking-glass should not understand; whereas it cannot so much as sensibly perceive those images which it receives and reflects to us.

by Ralph J. Cudworth Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted read more

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

by Henry Bolingbroke Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we read more

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.

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Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate ting, read more

Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell. - Tremendous Trifles.

by G. K. Chesterton Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that read more

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

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