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It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.

It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.

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Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 – 1962
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I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.

I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.

Confucius, 551 – 479 BC

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As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.

As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.

George Harrison, 1943 – 2001

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A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James, 1842 – 1910
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Do whatever comes your way as well as you can.

Do whatever comes your way as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people and other things that are interesting. Put a good deal of thought into happiness that you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 – 1962

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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

Robin Williams

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suckers for the demagogue

We’ve got a great percentage of our population that, to our great shame, either cannot or, equally unfortunate, will not read. And that portion of our public is growing. Those people are suckers for the demagogue.

Walter Cronkite, 1916 – 2009

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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell, 1872 – 1970

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The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.