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"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

— Winston Churchill (via justbesplendid)

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"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."

— Alfred Lord Tennyson 

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"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."

— Theodore Roosevelt

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"We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions."

— Isaac Bashevis Singer

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"Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing."

— Oscar Wilde 

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"Never learn to do anything: if you don’t learn, you’ll always find someone else to do it for you."

— Mark Twain 

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"I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way."

— Carl Sandburg

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"We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change."

— Katharine Hepburn

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"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost."

— Thomas J. Watson

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"People who comprehend a thing to its very depths rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have brought its depths into the light of day: and in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant to see."

— Friedrich Nietzsche