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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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There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it, and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.

– Henry David Thoreau

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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

– Albert Einstein

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He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise.

– Lao tzu

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

– Warren Buffett

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Do not speak unless you can improve on silence.

– Zen saying

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If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

— Albert Einstein

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The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.

– Kahlil Gibran

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Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

– George Santayana

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