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No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

—Epictetus

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Emerson on Character

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

emerson

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Seneca the Younger 4 BC to 65 AD

—Seneca the Younger, 4 BC – 65 AD

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If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Seneca the Younger 4 BC to 65 AD

—Seneca the Younger, 4 BC – 65 AD

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Socrates on Personal Growth

One man finds pleasure in improving his land, another his horses.  My pleasure lies in seeing that I myself grow better day by day.

Socrates

—Socrates

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The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.

Abigail van Buren

—Abigail Van Buren

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In a heated argument between Winston Churchill and self-avowed socialist member of parliament (MP) Bessie Braddock of the Labour Party, the latter accused Churchill of being drunk, in fact “disgustingly drunk.”  Without hesitation, Churchill gave his famous response:

Yes, Mrs. Braddock, I am drunk.  But you, Bessie my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more you are disgustingly ugly.  But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.

Churchill

—Winston Churchill

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