“Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.” ~ Konstantin Stanislavsky

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“It still holds true that a man is mostly uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunity.” ~ Eric Hoffer

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“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” ~ Thomas Paine

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“I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

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“We know what happens to people who stand in the middle of the road.” They get ran over. ~ Aneurin Bevan

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“He makes people pleased with him by making them pleased with themselves”. ~ Lord Chesterfield

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“The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.” Martina Navratilova

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“There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.” ~ Maxwell Anderson

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“Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again — this is the brave and happy life.” ~ J.E Buckrose

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“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away?” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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“Really listening and suspending one’s own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms… This is a process that requires trust and builds trust.” ~ Mary Field Belenky, Women’s Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self, Voice, and Mind, p. 187

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“The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.” ~ Abigail Van Buren

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“We are told that talent creates it own opportunities. But sometimes is seems that intense desire creates not only it’s own opportunities, but its own talents.” ~ Eric Hoffer

An occasion is that which falls in our way, or presents itself in the course of events; an opportunity is a convenience or fitness of time, place, etc., for the doing of a thing. Hence, occasions often make opportunities. The occasion of sickness may give opportunity for reflection.

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