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A Quote by Brian Tracy on achievement, careers, life, and wishes

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.

Brian Tracy

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A Quote by Bill William Henry Cosby on graduation, people, wishes, and words

People will frighten you about a graduation. . . . They use words you don't hear often . . . "And we wish you Godspeed." It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.

Bill Cosby (1937 -)

Source: Southern Methodist University Graduation, 1995

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement, control, education, future, hope, inspiration, past, teaching, and wishes

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on belief, opposites, and wishes

What is wanted is not the will to believe but the wish to find out, which is its exact opposite.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on awareness, education, facts, future, greatness, individuality, intelligence, knowledge, life, mind, organize, past, people, power, religion, present, time, value, and wishes

If I had the power to organize higher education as I should wish it to be, I should seek to substitute for the old orthodox religions - which appeal to few among the young, and those as a rule the least intelligent and the most obscurantist - something which is perhaps hardly to be called religion, since it is merely a focusing of attention upon well-ascertained facts. I should seek to make young people vividly aware of the past, vividly realizing that the future of man will in all likelihood be immeasurably longer than his past, profoundly conscious of the minuteness of the planet upon which we live and of the fact that life on this planet is only a temporary incident; and at the same time with these facts which tend to emphasize the insignificance of the individual, I should present quite another set of facts designed to impress upon the mind of the young the greatness of which the individual is capable, and the knowledge that throughout all the depths of stellar space nothing of equal value is known to us. . . .

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Conquest of Happiness

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on conviction, education, truth, and wishes

Education ought to foster the wish for truth, not the conviction that some particular creed is the truth.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on belief, facts, and wishes

Never let yourself be diverted either by what you would wish to believe or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. Look only at . . . the facts.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Benjamin McLane Spock on children, quality, and wishes

If I could make only one wish for a child, I'd wish him the quality of lovingness.

Benjamin Spock (1903 - 1998)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on justice, trouble, and wishes

If a man could have just half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on america, birds, character, country, men, originality, and wishes

I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad immoral character: like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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