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Communication – George Bernard Shaw

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

– George Bernard Shaw

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Lies – V. S. Naipaul

“The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.”
― V. S. Naipaul

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Friends – Irvin Yalom

“You cannot make new old friends.”
– Irvin Yalom

Bones – Jake Lambert

“Imagine if dogs found out they’re actually full of bones.”
– Jake Lambert

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Expensive traits – Steven Brooks

“Honesty, integrity and compassion are expensive traits, dont expect them from cheap people.”
– Steven Brooks

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The quality of your relationships – Esther Perel

“Life will present you with unexpected opportunities, and you won’t always know in advance which are the important moments. Above all, it’s the quality of your relationships that will determine the quality of your life. Invest in your connections, even those that seem inconsequential.”

– Esther Perel

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Live your own destiny – The Bhagavad Gita

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”
– The Bhagavad Gita

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Truth – Nietzsche

“I measure the strength of a spirit by how much truth it can take.”
– Nietzsche

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If you look for the light – Uncle Iroh

“If you look for the light, you will often find it. But if you look for dark, it is all you will ever see.”
– Uncle Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

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Self centered – Unknown

“Everyone is self centered, only the radius differs.”
– Unknown

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Notice – Charles Bukowski

“People are strange: they are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.”

– Charles Bukowski

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Fascism & racism – Miguel de Unamuno

“Fascism is cured by reading and racism is cured by travelling.”
– Miguel de Unamuno

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All courses of action are risky – Niccolò Machiavelli

“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.”

– Niccolò Machiavelli

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Confidence – Unknown

“Confidence isn’t built with rolemodels. Confidence is created by continually overcoming difficult situations.”

– Unknown

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Confidence – Debbie Millman

“You develop confidence after the successful repetition of any endeavor.”
– Debbie Millman