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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Attributed to Emerson in Promotion of Pharmaceuticals : Issues, Trends, Options (1993) pg 74, and also Thoreau elsewhere, but no instance of the quote can be found before 1990, so the authorship of the quote is disputed. Add Category or Author

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Lord Byron

"She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies."
Lord Byron
Hebrew Melodies (1815) Byron was notorious for his varied tastes in both women and men. This poem was written about one Mrs. R. Wilmot. (Berry Memoirs, vol. iii. p. 7), about whom little is known. This was not the only poem directed at a woman who Byron did not revisit in later work. Regardless, one cannot discount the simplicity and subsequent beauty of the poem. Add Category or Author

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"A picture is worth a thousand words." Fred R. Bernard
Printers' Ink (December 8, 1921) pg. 96-97 The first recorded use of this adage came in an article by Bernard advocating the use of pictures in advertisement, specifically in this case for use on streetcars. Add Category or Author

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Albert Einstein

"I cannot believe that God would choose to play dice with the universe." Albert Einstein
The Born-Einstein Letters (1971) The direct quote is "I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice," but Einstein often used variations of this quote and indeed spoke it differently to different parties. Add Category or Author

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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Ecce Homo (1888) Actually more accurately translated as "What does not kill him, makes him stronger," but is often paraphrased as the quote listed. Add Category or Author

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"Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly." Thomas Jefferson
The Jefferson Cyclopedia (1900) pg. 6 Jefferson wrote this to Peter Carr. He wrote this as a rule for action. Add Category or Author

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Henry David Thoreau

"The language of friendship is not words, but meanings." Henry David Thoreau
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849) This famous American author spent two years living in the wilderness at Walden Pond, where he penned some of his most-remembered works. This quote was written in memory of a trip he took with his brother John, who died of tetanus in 1842. The quote continues, "It is an intelligence above language. One imagines endless conversations with his Friend, in which the tongue shall be loosed, and thoughts be spoken without hesitance or end..." Add Category or Author

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Winston Churchill

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." Winston Churchill
As quoted in Dictionary of British Politics (2004) pg. 324 Famously quipped by Churchill about Sir Stafford Cripps, who Churchill was forced to work closely with during his time as Prime Minister. Add Category or Author

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Benjamin Franklin

"If you would be loved, love and be lovable." Benjamin Franklin
As quoted in A Dictionary of American proverbs (1992), pg. 662 Originally written in Franklin's yearly foray into proverbs, in a work he titled "Poor Richard's Almanack." The Almanack itself was famous for weather forecasts, bits of wisdom, and wordplay. Add Category or Author

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Napoleon Hill

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve." Napoleon Hill
As quoted in Self-Motivation Through Risk Taking! : Are You Leading Or Do You Wither with Problems? (2005) As one of the pioneers of self-empowerment literature, this quote is famously attributed to Hill, though no further specific contextual information is available. Add Category or Author

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Napoleon Bonaparte

"Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence." Napoleon Bonaparte
As quoted in The Best Advice Ever Given (2006) pg. 73 Actually an adage attributed to several people, termed Hanlon's Razor. Add Category or Author

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Benjamin Franklin

"The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason." Benjamin Franklin
Poor Richard's Almanack (July, 1758) pg. 189 The quote continues, "The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle." Add Category or Author

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"A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity." Thomas Jefferson
The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson (2003) pg. 67 The quote continues, "The idle are the only miserable," and was written to his daughter, Martha Jefferson. Add Category or Author

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Norman Vincent Peale

"Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact" Norman Vincent Peale
As quoted in The Greatest Quotations of All-Time (2010) pg. 177 Attributed to Peale, who was a frontrunner in the positive thinking movement. Add Category or Author

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John Keats

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness." John Keats
Endymion (1818) Bk. I, l. 1 "From an epic poem by Keats, it continues, "but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing." Add Category or Author

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"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual." Thomas Jefferson
As quoted in Memoirs, correspondence, and private papers of Thomas Jefferson: late president of the United States (1829), pg. 286 Written in a letter to Peter Carr, the quote continues, "...he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him." Add Category or Author

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Theodore Roosevelt

"No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience." Theodore Roosevelt
The Century: Volume 60 (1900) pg. 215 From a piece titled "Latitude and Longitude among reformers," Roosevelt continues, "He is bound to do all the good possible. Yet he must consider the question of expediency, in order that he may do all the good possible, for otherwise he will do none." Add Category or Author

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Theodore Roosevelt

"The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." Theodore Roosevelt
As quoted in Six sigma (2006) pg. 188 Add Category or Author

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Reinhold Niebuhr

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr
The Serenity Prayer (c. 1942) Though earlier variants may have existed, Niebuhr was the first to state this so succinctly, and also the first to copyright it. Since then, it has been adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step groups. Add Category or Author

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Albert Einstein

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right." Albert Einstein
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Erica Mann Jong

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." Erica Mann Jong
How to Save Your Own Life (1977) Add Category or Author

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