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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. Robertson Davies, novelist
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All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. Buddha, leader
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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams, president
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If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
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One must need to be strong; otherwise, one never becomes strong. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings, poet
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A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore, actress
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In darkness, the stone becomes the buffalo. African Proverbs,
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Great leaders encourage and enable others to become great. Susan McCann, singer
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Deep inside us, we know what every family therapist knows: the problems between the parents become the problems within the children. Roger Gould, psychologist
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First become a winner in life. Then it's easier to become a winner on the field. Tom Landry, coach
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It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is. Hermann Hesse, novelist
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The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, philosopher
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Yes, I'm very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person. Linda Cardellini, actress
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I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
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The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. Gisele Bundchen, model
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The worst thing that can happen to us in an ideological struggle is to become what we are fighting. Nick Clooney, politician
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When something disappointing happened, my mother would remind me not to let that become my focus. There's still so much to be grateful for. Katherine Heigl, actress
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My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso. Pablo Picasso, painter
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But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be. Alan Watts, philosopher
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Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. John Wooden, coach
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When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Victor Hugo, author
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The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith. Ernest Holmes, theologian
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Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert. William Osler, scientist
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If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. Herodotus, historian
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What we think, we become. Buddha, leader
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We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
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Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language. Fisher Ames, statesman
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A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood. Charlotte Davis Kasl,
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A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do. Lois Wyse,
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Let me into your lives, your world. Live on me, so that you may become truly alive. Jesus Christ, leader
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I have a theory and I really believe it. I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength. Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman
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Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo. J. Edgar Hoover, public servant
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Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious. Carl Jung, psychologist
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A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Vladimir Lenin, leader
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Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear. Bernard Law Montgomery, soldier
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It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure. Horace, poet
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In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes. Adlai Stevenson, politician
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Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable. Maya Angelou, poet
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Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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Few men are born brave. Many become so through training and force of discipline. Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, writer
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If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct. Peter Benchley, author
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I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less. Alex Haley, novelist
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For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life. Myriam Miedzian, actress
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They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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I think a man becomes less than a man when he begins to compromise on what he believes is right. Mike Singletary, athlete
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No one goes unscathed, we all go through things. We just can't let people's nasty words become our beliefs about ourselves, you know? Elizabeth Berkley, actress
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Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it. Queen Latifah, musician
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I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. Clarence Darrow, lawyer
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Our heart glows, and secret unrest gnaws at the root of our being. Dealing with the unconscious has become a question of life for us. Carl Jung, psychologist
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My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do. Ani DiFranco, musician
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I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff. Aleister Crowley, critic
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If you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught. Oscar Hammerstein II, musician
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Literature becomes the living memory of a nation. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author
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I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it? Richard Bach, novelist
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It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. Erma Bombeck, journalist
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If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. Thomas Jefferson, president
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The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime. Mignon McLaughlin, journalist
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Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. Pat Robertson, clergyman
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It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. Albert Einstein, physicist
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An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame. Bo Bennett, entrepreneur
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The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last. Andrew Sullivan, journalist
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Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. Bill Bradley, politician
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Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. Standing Bear, leader
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It well becomes a young man to be modest. Plautus, playwright
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Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. Thomas Aquinas, theologian
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The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization. Otto Rank, psychologist
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Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it. Ray Kurzweil, inventor
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All the gossip and craziness becomes a kind of sustained narrative which, in turn, can become history. It's scary. Barbara Kruger, artist
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Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical. Hedy Lamarr, actress
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First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity. Mike Krzyzewski, coach
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A part of me has become immortal, out of my control. Brian Eno, musician
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We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret. Earl Nightingale, entertainer
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According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea. Elizabeth Bowen, novelist
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Man is free whenever he produces or manifests God, and through this he becomes immortal. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet
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Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, author
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I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner. Haile Gebrselassie, athlete
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In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich. Doug Coupland, author
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When theater becomes a soothing middle-class thing, when it's packaged as the Night Out, then that's the death of it. Ralph Fiennes, actor
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If I hadn't become a golfer, I doubt I'd be wealthy, because I don't have the sort of ego that drives a person all day long. I might have wound up driving a tractor. Fuzzy Zoeller, athlete
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I think it's dangerous to think that you're successful, because then you become complacent. Tommy Hilfiger, designer
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Sometimes you can forget about who you are in a relationship. But you can also be inspired by the person you are with to become something you always knew you wanted to become. Mia Maestro, actress
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A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Ingrid Bergman, actress
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Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Les Brown, motivational speaker
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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. Claude Monet, artist
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It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind. Voltaire, writer
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The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves. Arnold J. Toynbee, historian
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If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
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To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. Pope John Paul II, clergyman
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It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation. Walt Kelly, cartoonist
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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha, leader
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Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
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Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress. William Hazlitt, critic
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The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future. Gifford Pinchot, politician
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The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home. James Madison, president
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We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while... if you keep on walking. Sylvester Stallone, actor
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When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different. John Galsworthy, author
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Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become. Maxwell Maltz, scientist
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Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots. Erich Fromm, psychologist
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He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty. Mary Wilson Little, writer
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My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts. Charles Darwin, scientist
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One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States. Daniel Inouye, politician
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Whoever sees no other aim in the game than that of giving checkmate to one's opponent will never become a good Chess player. Max Euwe, celebrity
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Before children, even the most cynical people throw down their usual masks and become capable of feeling the purity and love which all human beings seek. Sun Myung Moon, clergyman
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A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example. Joe Dimaggio, athlete
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At the current $5.15 an hour, the federal minimum wage has become a poverty wage. A full-time worker with one child lives below the official poverty line. Bernie Sanders, politician
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The desire to become a journalist came really because I very much like living abroad, and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it. John Pomfret, journalist
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In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all. Alan Watts, philosopher
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We tend to become like those whom we admire. Thomas S. Monson, clergyman
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A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. Roald Dahl, novelist
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The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha, leader
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Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become. Paramahansa Yogananda, leader
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One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer. Franz Kafka, novelist
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This inhuman world has to become more humane. But how? Friedrich Durrenmatt, author
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Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become. Leo Szilard, scientist
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The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master. Khalil Gibran, poet
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We are taking challenges and turning them into opportunities by developing homegrown, local energy production to become independent from foreign sources. Mitch Daniels, politician
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The fight against terror is a common imperative for democracies and must become so for all nations. Lionel Jospin, statesman
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It is definitely a challenge to play Nathan, but the more different he is from myself, the more interesting the character becomes for me. James Lafferty, actor
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Make your goals big and broad enough so that they never become answered prayers and boomerang to curse you. Doug Coupland, author
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You can never become rich unless you like rich people. Doug Coupland, author
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When did it become a problem to be a small businessman and become successful? The small businessman - like my father, or like me? Glenn Beck, journalist
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I was always a big fan of the books and over the years I've become quite attached to Ron and we've meshed into the same person, really. Rupert Grint, actor
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I don't have regrets, there are only lessons. You learn from them, and you become a better person. Nicole Polizzi, celebrity
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It's become normal for me to walk on set as Popeye, Frankenstein or an Elf or even a chicken. Paul O'Grady, comedian
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If you can understand the inner life, then you can wear the uniform, the tattoos, or whatnot and realize that the things that are different about us become superficial. Ethan Hawke, actor
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When is it too late to say it's still early for the Cubs? Try now. Their magic number is 1998, at least until it becomes 1999, but in lieu of a present, they offer you a future. Bob Verdi, journalist
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My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher. Socrates, philosopher
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There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but, years after, we know it was much later. Mignon McLaughlin, journalist
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Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. Mignon McLaughlin, journalist
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An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. Vladimir Nabokov, novelist
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When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. Thomas Jefferson, president
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When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual. Frank Herbert, writer
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I am mortified to be told that, in the United States of America, the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry, and of criminal inquiry too. Thomas Jefferson, president
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The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool. Ovid, poet
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In labouring to be concise, I become obscure. Horace, poet
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One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. John W. Gardner, educator
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Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up. Bette Davis, actress
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