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    Thinking more than others about our own thoughts is not self-centeredness. It means that if asked what's on our mind, we are less likely to mention being aware of the world around us, and more likely to mention our inner reflections. But we are less likely to mention thinking about other people.

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No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he read more

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

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Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write read more

Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer.

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The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.

The face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn an Event.

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If you can't excell with talent, triumph with effort.

If you can't excell with talent, triumph with effort.

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People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

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The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.

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If you don't ask, you don't get.

If you don't ask, you don't get.

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Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

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Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be read more

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

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