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Abraham Lincoln ( 17 )
Albert Camus ( 12 )
Albert Einstein ( 35 )
Albert Pine ( 1 )
Aldous Huxley ( 20 )
Alexander Pope ( 14 )
Alexander the Great ( 5 )
Alexandre Dumas ( 5 )
Alfred Lord Tennyson ( 3 )
Anthony Hopkins ( 6 )
Antoine de Saint-Exupery ( 10 )
Anton Chekhov ( 10 )
Aristotle ( 21 )
Arthur C Clarke ( 1 )
Arthur Miller ( 10 )
Author unknown ( 21 )
Barack Obama ( 11 )
Baruch Spinoza ( 3 )
Benjamin Franklin ( 18 )
Bertrand Russell ( 16 )
Bill Gates ( 13 )
Blaise Pascal ( 9 )
Bruce Lee ( 9 )
Buddha ( 20 )
Burton Hillis ( 1 )
Celia Thaxter ( 1 )
Charles Darwin ( 2 )
Charles Dickens ( 13 )
Charles Horton Cooley ( 1 )
Charlie Chaplin ( 8 )
Chili Davis ( 1 )
Cicero ( 2 )
Clarence Thomas ( 1 )
Coco Chanel ( 11 )
Confucius ( 17 )
Dalai Lama ( 17 )
Danish proverb ( 1 )
Denzel Washington ( 3 )
Dolly Parton ( 1 )
Doug Larson ( 1 )
Eckhart Tolle ( 18 )
Edgar Allan Poe ( 29 )
Edgar Watson Howe ( 1 )
Eleanor Roosevelt ( 8 )
Emily Dickinson ( 5 )
Epictetus ( 15 )
Epicurus ( 7 )
Ernest Hemingway ( 28 )
Euripides ( 2 )
F. Scott Fitzgerald ( 4 )
Francis Bacon ( 10 )
Francois Rabelais ( 7 )
Frank Herbert ( 1 )
Franklin D. Roosevelt ( 4 )
Franz Kafka ( 2 )
Friedrich Nietzsche ( 24 )
Fyodor Dostoevsky ( 3 )
Fyodor Dostoyevsky ( 7 )
George Bernard Shaw ( 22 )
George Eliot ( 7 )
George Orwell ( 18 )
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Graham Greene ( 2 )
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H. G. Wells ( 1 )
Heda Bejar ( 1 )
Helen Keller ( 32 )
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Henry Adams ( 1 )
Henry David Thoreau ( 21 )
Henry James ( 1 )
Herman Melville ( 1 )
Hippocrates ( 6 )
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Hugh Prather ( 1 )
Indigenous / Aboriginal saying ( 4 )
James Dent ( 1 )
James Fallows ( 1 )
James Joyce ( 2 )
Japanese proverb ( 1 )
Jean Cocteau ( 4 )
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Jean-Paul Sartre ( 11 )
Jewish Proverb ( 1 )
Jim Rohn ( 2 )
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( 14 )
John Dewey ( 3 )
John F. Kennedy ( 12 )
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John Steinbeck ( 16 )
Jonathan Swift ( 2 )
Judith Viorst ( 1 )
Kahlil Gibran ( 2 )
Karl Marx ( 6 )
Kenneth Hildebrand ( 1 )
Khalil Gibran ( 21 )
Lao Tzu ( 28 )
Larry Wilde ( 1 )
Leo Tolstoy ( 10 )
Leonardo da Vinci ( 15 )
Lord Byron ( 2 )
Lord Macaulay ( 8 )
Lucretius ( 3 )
Mahatma Gandhi ( 24 )
Malcolm X ( 19 )
Marc Chagall ( 1 )
Marcel Proust ( 4 )
Mariel Hemingway ( 1 )
Marilyn Monroe ( 25 )
Mark Kennedy ( 1 )
Mark Twain ( 27 )
Martha Beck ( 1 )
Martin Luther King, Jr. ( 26 )
Maya Angelou ( 11 )
Mia Hamm, American World Cup Soccer champion ( 1 )
Michael Jordan ( 9 )
Michel Foucault ( 1 )
Mignon McLaughlin ( 1 )
Mohandas Gandhi ( 2 )
Moliere ( 9 )
Mother Teresa ( 19 )
Muhammad Ali ( 22 )
Napoleon Bonaparte ( 2 )
Napoleon Hill ( 12 )
Nathaniel Hawthorne ( 2 )
Nelson Mandela ( 25 )
Nelson Rockefeller ( 1 )
Niccolo Machiavelli ( 11 )
Oscar Wilde ( 21 )
Ovid ( 1 )
Pablo Picasso ( 9 )
Paulo Coelho ( 21 )
Paulo Freire ( 8 )
Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer player and manager ( 1 )
Plato ( 17 )
Pope John XXIII ( 1 )
Prophet Muhammad ( 8 )
Ralph Waldo Emerson ( 22 )
Real Live Preacher ( 1 )
Rene Descartes ( 2 )
Richard Bach ( 1 )
Robert Frost ( 8 )
Roger Babson ( 6 )
Ronald Reagan ( 3 )
Roy L. Smith ( 1 )
Rumi ( 9 )
Russell Baker ( 1 )
Saint Augustine ( 14 )
Salvador Dali ( 2 )
Sean O Faolain ( 1 )
Seneca ( 2 )
Sigmund Freud ( 2 )
Simone Signoret ( 1 )
Socrates ( 5 )
Sophocles ( 3 )
Stella Adler ( 1 )
Stendhal ( 2 )
Stephen Hawking ( 1 )
Stephen King ( 2 )
Steve Jobs ( 16 )
T. S. Eliot ( 13 )
Tennessee Williams ( 1 )
Tenneva Jordan ( 1 )
Theodore Roosevelt ( 5 )
Thomas A. Edison ( 12 )
Thomas Aquinas ( 1 )
Thomas Carlyle ( 7 )
Thomas Fuller ( 1 )
Thomas J. Watson, Sr. ( 1 )
Thomas Jefferson ( 2 )
Thucydides ( 13 )
Tony Robbins ( 13 )
Twyla Tharp ( 9 )
Victor Hugo ( 14 )
Vincent van Gogh ( 3 )
Virgil ( 2 )
Virginia Woolf ( 39 )
Voltaire ( 13 )
W. Somerset Maugham ( 14 )
W.W. Ziege ( 1 )
Walt Disney ( 14 )
Walt Whitman ( 2 )
Washington Irving ( 4 )
William B. Sprague ( 1 )
William Blake ( 4 )
William Faulkner ( 2 )
William Hazlitt ( 18 )
William James ( 3 )
William Shakespeare ( 21 )
William Wordsworth ( 10 )
Winston Churchill ( 21 )
Woody Allen ( 1 )
Yves Saint-Laurent ( 3 )

Random quotes

Death does not concern us
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
Epicurus | death

It doesn't validate my intelligence
Bottom line is, I didn't return to Apple to make a fortune. I've been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn't going to let it ruin my life. There's no way you could ever spend it all, and I don't view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.
Steve Jobs | money

Becoming president
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
Nelson Mandela | leadership

The chance
The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
Roger Babson | developmental

Useless
But they (computers) are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso | technology

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