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Theodore Roosevelt – Loose and foul of tongue

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Theodore RooseveltI ask you to remember that you cannot retain your self-respect if you are loose and foul of tongue, that a man who is to lead a clean and honorable life must inevitably suffer if his speech likewise is not clean and honorable.

Theodore Roosevelt   (1858-1919)

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Maya Angelou – If I am not good to myself

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Maya AngelouIf I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Richard Feynman – You say you are a nameless man. You are not.

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Richard FeynmanYou say you are a nameless man. You are not to your wife and to your child. You will not long remain so to your immediate colleagues if you can answer their simple questions when they come into your office. You are not nameless to me. Do not remain nameless to yourself — it is too sad a way to be. Know your place in the world and evaluate yourself fairly, not in terms of the naïve ideals of your own youth, nor in terms of what you erroneously imagine your teacher’s ideals are.

Richard Feynman   (1918-1988)

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