Enlightening Talks

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.

– Greek proverb

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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.

– Oprah Winfrey

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He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.

– Chinese proverb

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In every crisis lies the seed of opportunity.

– Chinese proverb

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The best way to make dreams come true is to wake up.

– Mae Jemison

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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

– Rumi

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Be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.

– Charles Dickens

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