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Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then man would have been in his primitive state read more

Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilization and mental culture.

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, read more

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

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The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result read more

The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.

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One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound read more

One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life.

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Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.

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A free man is a jealous of his responsibilities as he is of his liberties.

A free man is a jealous of his responsibilities as he is of his liberties.

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One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, read more

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.

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Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.

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