Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day.

By : Orison Swett Marden 0 Likes          


I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.

By : Matt Damon

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Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired.

By : William Banting

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I spent my whole life figuring out how to get out of work. I would say I was intelligent, but intelligent in a very surreptitious, invisible way.

By : Bruce Davison

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The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life - to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.

By : Archibald MacLeish

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Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash.

By : Ruth Ann Minner

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If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today.

By : Isabelle Adjani

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One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.

By : E. M. Forster

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I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'

By : Fantasia Barrino

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After a subsequent interview at Brooklyn Poly, I was hired, and life as a fully independent researcher began.

By : Rudolph A. Marcus

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Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.

By : Stefan Zweig

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Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.

By : Nikki Giovanni

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What is important is not what someone is but what he is waiting for. Not the events of life but its possibilities.

By : Dorothee Solle

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