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When you understand that your feelings are triggered by what you think about an event and not by the event itself, you gain a measure of control. Although you cannot control the things (events) that happen to you, or change your feelings (after all, you feel the way you feel), you can change your thoughts. A change in thoughts often radically alters your feelings.
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Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran, Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex, 2011
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.
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Senator Everett Dirksen (1896 - 1969)
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
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Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
The longest journey is the journey inward.
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Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
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Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976), An Autobiography, 1977
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.
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Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
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Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832)
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
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Joseph Chilton Pearce
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
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Ellen Goodman (1941 - )
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
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A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
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Sallust (86 BC - 34 BC), 'Jugurthine War,' 41 B.C.
Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.
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Boris Pasternak (1890 - 1960)
It's a dangerous business going out your front door.
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J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973), The Fellowship of the Ring
It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
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John Gray, "Children Are From Heaven"
Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
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Victor Borge (1909 - 2000)
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
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Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)
Tears may be dried up, but the heart - never.
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Marguerite de Valois
There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time.
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Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
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Dorothy Day (1897 - 1980), The Long Loneliness, 1952
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