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A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to read more

A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.

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Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time read more

Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing. [On the prospects for his 1997 movies The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting].

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Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a read more

Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, "I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.".

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Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. read more

Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius.

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We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high read more

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

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I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my read more

I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.

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Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?

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Today is yesterday's pupil.

Today is yesterday's pupil.

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To a philosophic eye, the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues.

To a philosophic eye, the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues.

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