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Quickly Quotable #46 – Abraham Lincoln

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #45 – Jane Austen

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” “Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or … Continue reading

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Quickly Quoteable #44 – Henry Ford

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #43 – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #42 – Carl Jung

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #41 – Albert Einstein

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” “He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #39 – David Sedaris

I tend to write things seven times before I show them to my editor. I write them seven times, then I take them on tour, read them like a dozen times on tour, then go back to the room and … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #38 – Charles Dickens

“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. ” “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #37 – Victor Hugo

“All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” “Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #36 – Julia Child

“The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at least twenty-eight times before I finally conquered it.” “Find something you’re … Continue reading

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