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“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
— President Calvin Coolidge

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I believe that love is the main key to open the doors to the “growth” of man. Love and union with someone or something outside of oneself,  union that allows one to put oneself into relationship with others, to feel one with others, without limiting the sense of integrity and independence.
–Erich Fromm

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“My faith is that the only soul a man must save is his own.”
— Justice William O. Douglas

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“One of the hardest things to teach a child is that the truth is more important than the consequences.”
— O. A. Battista

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“The right to know is like the right to live.
It is fundamental and unconditional in its assumption that knowledge, like life, is a desirable thing.”
— George Bernard Shaw

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“But our society — unlike most in the world — presupposes that freedom and liberty are in a frame of reference that makes the individual, not government, the keeper of his tastes, beliefs, and ideas; that is the philosophy of the First Amendment; and it is this article of faith that sets us apart from most nations in the world.”
— William O. Douglas

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“The preservation of freedom is the protective reason for limiting and decentralizing governmental power. But there is also a constructive reason. The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science or in literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.”
— Milton Friedman

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“The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.”
— Martha Washington

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You cannot avoid making judgements but you can become more conscious of the way in which you make them. This is critically important because once we judge someone or something we tend to stop thinking about them or it. Which means, among other things, that we behave in response to our judgements rather than to that to which is being judged. People and things are processes. Judgements convert them into fixed states. This is one reason that judgements are often self-fulfilling.
–Neil Postman

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“Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics: 29 have been accused of spousal abuse. 7 have been arrested for fraud. 19 have been accused of writing bad checks. 117
have bankrupted at least two businesses. 3 have been arrested for assault. 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit. 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges. 8 have been arrested for shoplifting. 21 are current defendants in law suits. 84 were stopped for drunk driving in 1998 alone. Can you guess which organization this is? Give up? It’s the 535 members of your United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.”
— Jack Sharp