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" A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations. "
" Be intent upon the perfection of the present day. "
" The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. "
" There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt. "
" The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men - the man he is and the man he wants to be. "
" At the end of the day, teachers aren't going to mess about trying to make me into an Einstein, 'cause it was never gonna happen. We can't all be brainy, can we? That's just the way the world is. "
" Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. "
" The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. "
" Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. "
" He who defends everything defends nothing. "
Frederick the Great
" Few of us get anything without working for it. "
" We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people. "
" A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. "
" It is quality rather than quantity that matters. "
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
" Many people, including some conservatives, have been very impressed with how brainy the president and his advisers are. But that is not quite as reassuring as it might seem. "
" Many of our prayers were not answered, and for this we are now grateful. "
" You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. "
A. A. Milne
" True greatness consists in being great in little things. "
" We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. "
" Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. "
Lawrence Clark Powell
" Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread. "
" The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing. "
" People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. "
" It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get. "
" The new industries are brainy industries and so-called knowledge workers tend to like to be near other people who are the same. Think of the City of Hollywood. People cluster. This means you have winning regions, such as London and Cambridge, and losing regions. The people who want to be top lawyers in Sunderland are hoovered up by London. "
" You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem. "
" Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand. "
" I'm reading a book, because I'm brainy. No, it is a book - if you don't know, it is like a blog except bigger. "
" Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. "
" A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it. "
" We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe. "
John Henry Newman