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My mission in life is not merely to survive, bu...

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou
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โ€œMotivation will almos...

โ€œMotivation will almost always beat mere talent.โ€ โ€” Norman Ralph Augustine
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โ€œA system of morality which is based on relative emotion...

โ€œA system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.โ€ - Socrates
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โ€œMy formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, ...

โ€œMy formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal itโ€”all idealism is mendaciousness in the face of what is necessaryโ€”but love itโ€ โ€•Friedrich Nietzsche
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"Know then that the body is...

"Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak." --Rumi
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"When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, ...

"When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained." โ€” Edward R. Murrow
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"You must treat humanity nev...

"You must treat humanity never merely as a means, but always an end itself." - Immanuel Kant
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โ€œYou canโ€™t cross the sea mer...

โ€œYou canโ€™t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.โ€ โ€• Rabindranath Tagore
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โ€œHappiness is not in the mere possession of mo...

โ€œHappiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.โ€ โ€“ Franklin D. Roosevelt
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''Fashion'' is a merely a way of saying ''I...

''Fashion'' is a merely a way of saying ''I belong to your world.I'm wearing the same uniform as your army,so don't shoot'' Paulo Coelho
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"A writer who says that there are no truths, o...

"A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is 'merely relative,' is asking you not to believe him. So don't." โ€“ Roger Scruton
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โ€œNobody realizes that some pe...

โ€œNobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.โ€ โ€• Albert Camus
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People live their lives bound what they accept as "correct"or "true". That is how they define real...

People live their lives bound what they accept as "correct"or "true". That is how they define reality. But what does it mean to be correct or true? They are merely vague concepts. One's reality may all be a mirage. Can we just consider people to be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?
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โ€œIt is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live...

โ€œIt is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die merely in the corner of it in which we are born. I donโ€™t want to be most of us.โ€ ~ Oberyn Martell
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โ€˜Reality is merely an il...

โ€˜Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.โ€™ - Albert Einstein
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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but...

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou
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Parties are mere distr...

Parties are mere distractions from the relentlessness of entropy - Michael
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Your present circumstances don't de...

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start ~Nido Qubein
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"Reality is merely an il...

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. " -Albert Einstein
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"Perhaps, after all, America never has ...

"Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected." โ€” Oscar Wilde
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There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to...

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. ...Robert A. Heinlein
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"Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that fr...

"Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first." โ€” Peter Ustinov
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"Gratitude is merely the se...

"Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors." โ€” Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Is man merely a mistake of ...

Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?โ€ โ€• Friedrich Nietzsche
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โ€œWe often refuse to accept an idea merely ...

โ€œWe often refuse to accept an idea merely because the way in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.โ€ -Friedrich Nietzsche
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"It is in fact the height of selfishness to merely ...

"It is in fact the height of selfishness to merely consume what others create and to retreat into a shell of limited goals and immediate pleasures" Robert Greene
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"The very substance of the a...

"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream." โ€” William Shakespeare
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"The release of atomic energy has not created a ...

"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one." โ€” Albert Einstein
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"The corners of t...

"The corners of the world our mere prologue"-Rachel Amber
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"I did not want to be anything, and naturally I d...

"I did not want to be anything, and naturally I did not want to turn myself into a mere profession: all I ever wanted was to be myself.โ€ โ€”Thomas Bernhard
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"Your task is not to seek for love, but mer...

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.โ€ -~Rumi
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"Is man merely a mistake of ...

"Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?" - Friedrich Nietzche
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Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merel...

Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism. -Jorge Luis Borges
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That knowledge is superficial which is mer...

That knowledge is superficial which is merely on the tongue. That knowledge is real which demonstrates itself in your practice. Ali as
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โ€œInspiration, without action, is...

โ€œInspiration, without action, is merely entertainment. ACT on your inspiration today!โ€ โ€“ Mary Morrissey
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"Acting is merely the art of ke...

"Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing." โ€” Sir Ralph Richardson
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"When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, ...

"When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained." โ€” Edward R. Murrow
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โ€œYou should always let people underestimate you. Because when peopl...

โ€œYou should always let people underestimate you. Because when people misappraise your intelligence and abilities, theyโ€™re merely pointing out their own vulnerabilities...โ€ - Edward Snowden (Permanent Record)
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โ€œNobody realizes that some pe...

โ€œNobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.โ€ โ€• Albert Camus
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"The wish of wanting eve...

"The wish of wanting everyone to be happy is merely a fairytale!" -Emiya Archer
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โ€œWhen people learn no tools of judgment and...

โ€œWhen people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown.โ€ โ€• Stephen Jay Gould
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"For the most part, we are ...

"For the most part, we are merely passengers believing themselves to be conductors." - Me
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"Anyone who works is a fool. I ...

"Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public." โ€” Robert Morley
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He thought himself as important an actor in the drama as any of the others. This is one o...

He thought himself as important an actor in the drama as any of the others. This is one of the cruelties of the theatre of life; we all think of ourselves as stars and rarely recognize it when we are indeed mere supporting characters or even supernumeraries. โ€”Fifth Business
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โ€œOne does not ask of one who suffers: What is your country and...

โ€œOne does not ask of one who suffers: What is your country and what is your religion? One merely says: You suffer, this is enough for me. You belong to me and I shall help you.โ€ - Louis Pasteur
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"It is not God's will merely that ...

"It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy" - Immanuel Kant
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โ€œAt the end of the day, humans...

โ€œAt the end of the day, humans are merely animals behind their fancy clothes.โ€ โ€• Kambiz Shabankare
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but...

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor , and some style.โ€”Maya Angelou
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" Nobody realizes that some pe...

" Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. " - Albert Camus.
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"I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has b...

"I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult." โ€” Fran Lebowitz
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โ€œDespite rumor, Death isn't cr...

โ€œDespite rumor, Death isn't cruel - merely terribly, terribly good at his job.โ€ -Terry Pratchet๏ปฟ
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"I am convinced that 99 percent of politics are mere symptoms and anything b...

"I am convinced that 99 percent of politics are mere symptoms and anything but a cure for social evils. About 50 percent of politics is definitely obnoxious inasmuch as it poisons the utterly incompetent mind of the masses." โ€“ Carl Jung
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A great many people think they are...

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - William James
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Nobody realises that some pe...

Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal - Albert Camus
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"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trus...

"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big." - Theodore Roosevelt
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"Men are not against ...

"Men are not against you, they are merely for themselves" -Gene Fowler
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โ€œToday a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration....

โ€œToday a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, thereโ€™s no such thing as death, life is only a dream & weโ€™re the imagination of ourselves. Hereโ€™s Tom with the weatherโ€ - Bill Hicks
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"In religious society all ideas are more dangerous in scale, not merely cures, but pride, love...

"In religious society all ideas are more dangerous in scale, not merely cures, but pride, love, ambition: further,on that very soil man becomes for the first time an interesting animal; the soul has attained depths of good and evil; forms of power known to man and no animal." - Nietzsche
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โ€œDid you ever read my words, or did you merely finger through them...

โ€œDid you ever read my words, or did you merely finger through them for quotations which you thought might valuably support an already conceived idea concerning some old and distorted connection between us?"
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"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The ...

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." - Amelia Earhart
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"I allow the darkness to swallow my soul as much as the lig...

"I allow the darkness to swallow my soul as much as the light, yet not drown it in evil, as it is not evil, for darkness is merely the misunderstood brother of the light." - Anonymous
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โ€œYour task is not to seek for love, but mer...

โ€œYour task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.โ€ - Rumi
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"Eternity is a mere mo...

"Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke." โ€” Hermann Hesse
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"Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of ap...

"Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves." - C.S. Lewis
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"Men are not against y...

"Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves." โ€” Gene Fowler
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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The f...

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. ~ Amelia Earhart
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โ€œThings need not have happened to be true. Tales a...

โ€œThings need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.โ€ - Morpheus
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"Hell isn't merely paved with good int...

"Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too." - Aldous Huxley
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Success is comm...

Success is commemorated. Failure, merely remembered.
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"Reality is merely an il...

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein
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History is not merely what happened, i...

History is not merely what happened, it is what happened in the context of what might have happened. --Hugh Trevor Roper
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"All the world's indeed a stage, and we are merely pla...

"All the world's indeed a stage, and we are merely players. Performers and portrayers. Each another's audience outside the gilded cage." ~Neil Peart, (Rush - Limelight)
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"The shape of happiness might resemble glass. You don't usually notice it, it's...

"The shape of happiness might resemble glass. You don't usually notice it, it's still definitely there, you merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light." ~ Lelouch Vi Britannia
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