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"For a justice of this ultimate tribunal, the opportunity for self-discovery and the occasion for self-revelation is usually great."
-Abe Fortas
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"In middle age we are apt to reach the horrifying conclusion that all sorrow, all pain, all passionate regret and loss and bitter disillusionment are self-made."
-Kathleen Norris
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"President Reagan had a contagious sense of optimism. He believed deeply America was capable of solving our problems through our democratic process of self-government, and that other nations could do the same."
-Thad Cochran
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"Looking back, it was amazing. He was his ebullient self. He had been through a hard place, but he was free flowing."
-James Nykolay
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"At best, this appears to be a poorly constructed opinion poll of those that self-selected to complete a biased form to elicit a negative response."
-Deborah Scott
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"Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws."
-Sir Richard Francis Burton
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"One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience."
-George Sand
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"The tension between "yes" and "no," between "I can" and "I cannot," makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self."
-Anatole Broyard
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"We share the benefits of success, ... We haven't got rooms and rooms of corporate people running around full of their own self importance. I value the developers as the key personnel in? this particular organization."
-Ian Livingstone
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"I lived on a farm until I was 7 during the Great Depression, ... It didn't affect us, though, because our farm was self-sufficient. We had cows, hens, chicken, pigs and a donkey. The only thing we bought from the store was flour and sugar. ... My grandmother, Sarah Carter, smelled good, like apples, because she was always busy making apple cake or apple pie."
-Barbara Frye
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"The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power."
-Toni Morrison
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"One of the most important criteria for the Air Force is to have it self-contained, and Midland already has everything in place, ... I'm confident the Air Force will pick the best location for its pilots' training program."
-Mike Conaway
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"Selling 3,000 to 5,000 books on your own really makes the big publishers stand up and take notice. A lot of small self-publishers get picked up that way."
-Rita Mills
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"We've been able to create a self-sustaining real estate model, with development and redevelopment as the engine giving us earnings growth."
-Peter Lowy
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"Treat all as your own self. Do not have a double standard."
-Sri Sathya Sai Baba
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"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
-John Wooden
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"Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem."
-Kurt Cobain
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"It's really wonderful to be able to put your whole self into something. As a band, creating new material is really a group effort; there is a certain lack of control one has as an artist. Now, I am able to take my experiences from the band and from life to make an album that is completely me, inside and out."
-Leigh Nash
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"We are a guilty party from a technical point of view, ... All we can do is to plead mitigatory circumstances to our arrears situation and pray that the jury will see for itself how genuine our efforts at self correction are."
-Gideon Gono
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"Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control - these three alone lead to power."
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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"What happened with Peyton is when she came back for this season, she realized that she could be good. It's one thing for your mom and dad and coach to tell you, but when you believe it, all of a sudden, you start to evolve. As she got more and more success, you could see her become more confident. Being a self-advocate, she would push herself."
-Mike Feldman
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"It really does a lot for his self-esteem to be out here with his friends. Winning is always better, but that's not what they're out here to do. They're out here to compete with their friends. Everybody out here is a winner."
-Rob Scott
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"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."
-Samuel Johnson
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"Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed."
-Channing Pollock
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"National Breast Cancer Awareness Month reminds us all that when it comes to breast cancer, the difference between life and death for many women can be measured in a commitment to mammograms, self-exams, and regular doctor visits."
-Olympia Snowe
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"When television producers say it is the parents' obligation to keep children away from the tube, they reach the self satire point of warning that their own product is unsuitable for consumption."
-Gregg Easterbrook
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"The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea."
-John Templeton
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"Self-publishing got a bad rap because there were too many people publishing things that weren't fit to be published, but in the last few years self publishers are producing more daring and more cutting edge work the big houses don't want to mess with."
-Cathy Stucker
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