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A Quote by William Booth on surrender, power, greatness, and letting go

The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.

William Booth

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A Quote by Henry Miller on greatness, self, wisdom, destiny, guidance, and teacher

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on beauty, creativity, imagination, ideas, and greatness

The recalling of beautiful things, whether they are your own experiences or the acheivements of others, is a creative act. Simple ideas can be restated by rote; but profound ideas must be recreated by will and imagination.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 182

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on experience, greatness, mystery, knowing, and unknown

All great experience has a guarded entrance and a windowless facade.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 14

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on time, greatness, and details

The extent to which we live from day to day, from week to week, intent on details and oblivious to larger presences, is a gauge of our impoverishment in time.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 2

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on future, sight, vision, mundane, visionary, clarity, and greatness

Fast drivers can see no further than slow drivers, but they must look further down the road to time their reactions safely. Similarly, people with great projects afoot habitually look further and more clearly into the future than people who are mired in day-to-day concerns.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 2

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A Quote by Paul Richards on secret, secrets, masters, mastery, and greatness

A secret of the masters isn't a secret kept by the masters; it's a secret that nonmasters—everyone but very accomplished adepts—unknowingly conspire to keep from themselves even though the secret is available in broad daylight.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 302

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A Quote by Paul Richards on human being, wonder, grandness, life, love, appreciation, ordinary, and greatness

There is no such thing as an ordinary person, and no human being has ever fully seen or appreciated another. We are too vast.

Paul Richards

Source: Wild Attraction, a Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship, Pages: 74

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on track, imitation, prowess, emulate, prudence, and greatness

Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models. So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, ch. 6, 1514

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on unhappiness, greatness, omnipotence, finite, universe, shadow, and sunshine

Man's Unhappiness... comes of his Greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, with which all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite... Try him with half of a Universe, of an Omnipotence, he sets to quarreling with the proprietor of the other half, and declares himself the most maltreated of men. Always there is a black spot in our sunshine: It is... the Shadow of Ourselves.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: Sartor Resartus (1835)

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