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    When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.

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I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and read more

I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.

by Alexander Herzen Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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The man who will follow precedent, but never create one, is merely an obvious example of the routineer. You find read more

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.

by Walter Lippmann Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.

I've never been an intellectual but I have this look.

by Woody Allen Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and read more

In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace.

by Dhammapada 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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You'll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth.

You'll come to learn a great deal if you study the Insignificant in depth.

by Odysseus Elytis Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.

by Seneca Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

by William Cowper Found in: Perspective Quotes,
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Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.

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