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    Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.

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The most complex things are the simplest.

The most complex things are the simplest.

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My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am read more

My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.

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I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people read more

Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.

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Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap read more

Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system.

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Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.

Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.

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I'm comfortable being old... being black... being Jewish.

I'm comfortable being old... being black... being Jewish.

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When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting read more

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.

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When it seems that someone has shattered your dreams....pick up even the smallest of pieces and use them to build read more

When it seems that someone has shattered your dreams....pick up even the smallest of pieces and use them to build bigger and better dreams.

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