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    Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

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Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.

Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.

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Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its read more

Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, the mere materials with which wisdom builds, till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place, does but encumber whom it seems to enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

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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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Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.

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Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

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Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience.

Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience.

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Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.

Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.

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You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. - Mahfouz.

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It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.

It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.

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