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I remind young people everywhere…

I remind young people everywhere I go–one of the worst things the older generation did was to tell them for twenty-five years, “Be successful, be successful, be successful,” as opposed to, “Be great, be great, be great.” There’s a qualitative difference. -Cornel West, American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual

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To finish the moment…

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

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If there is anything that we wish…

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. -Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology

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When you counsel someone…

When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not of the light he was unable to see. -Baltasar Gracián, Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher

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The longer I live…

The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities. I exact more from myself, and less from others. -John Wesley, English Anglican cleric and theologian who cofounded Methodism

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