Academics lack perspective. In a debate on whether the world is round, they would argue, 'No,' because it's an oblate spheroid. They suffer from 'the curse of knowledge': the inability to imagine what it's like not to know something that they know.
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Author: Steven Pinker
She threw back her head with a laugh that made her chins ripple like little waves.
Being dishonest to himself is the biggest crime any human can make
You Know love when you see it, hear it, and feel it." ~ Amunhotep El Bey
Amunhotep El Bey
Understanding comes out of immense love, which is harder to get in life.
...capitalism satisfied the Christian demand for an institution that channels selfish human desire t
Brushing the clouds away from my eyes, I see clarity in the raindrop and beauty in the first ray of
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The child inside me wouldn't stop crying. Every time it loses something so important to it. A person
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When she made her way to the big picture window that framed the dining room table she froze. She sto
You say ‘cure.’ I hear ‘you’re not human enough.
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Aung San Suu Kyi
The child, unhampered, does not waste time.
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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
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It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement —
Necessity is not the mother of invention. Knowledge and experiment are its parents. It sometimes hap
Willis R. Whitney
It is stupid to hope, but sometimes hope is all you have.
There might be some sort of justification for the savage societies in which a man had to expect that
There might have been prettier women in the room but, when she turned those babies on, fluttered her
When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.
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That's the thing you learn about values: they're what people make up to justify what they did.
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers
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There is no separate entity that could be enlightened or unenlightened. There are only innumerable e
I was always willing to take a great deal of the burden of getting along in life on my own shoulders
In modern states, the citizen is politically impotent. A citizen, it is true, may complain, make sug
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Impossible” is subjective
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Sometimes a fairy godmother needs more than magic.
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To achieve a great success, you must first have yourself behind yourself as your greatest supporter!
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Only write a story that only you can write.
I always strive to create a setting that leaves the readers' imagination room to roam. That way, eve
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There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
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Greatness is unleashed when you develop faith in the power of your faith.
The difference between good and bad architecture is the time you spend on it.
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Come down, O Christ, and help me! reach thy hand For I am drowning in a stormier sea Than Simon on t
I'm sorry if me being turned on turns you on.
When you've been lost as I have," he once said, "you get good at finding your way home.
My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all h
Taking what is, then making it into what it can be through the power of creation that we all possess
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My visit to Auschwitz will certainly be one of the most unforgettable events of my life. It is a blo
Why would you put your self esteem in the hands of complete strangers?
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I will not cease to walk in the direction towards my purpose, even if it means constantly walking on
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User-centered design means working with your users all throughout the project.
Read. Learn. Write. Travel.
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I've sent you roses many times. I've held your hand in mine
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The only limits we have are the ones we give ourselves.
...it was born out of habits of mind produced by Christianity: that if you sacrificed yourself you w
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If your children know who God is they will know who they are, regardless of where you or they call h
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Water doesn't know where it's going to flow, it just flows.
It seems impossible that you could get something from nothing, but the fact that once there was noth
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