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You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.

Davies, Robertson wiki

—Robertson Davies

…So many of us go through so much of our lives being shaped, pushed, prodded, and even defined by the the gallery surrounding us. We put way too much stock in their feedback. Instead, set your sights on a grand vision which energizes you and fills you with passion. Don’t worry about the critics; chart your own path and forge ahead!

MSH, Penn Wealth

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When a great man has some one object in view to be achieved in a given time, it may be absolutely necessary for him to walk out of all the common roads.

Burke, Edmund_by_James_Northcote

Edmund Burke (Portrait by James Northcote; Open Parliament License allows and encourages the use of this image)

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Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Thoreau, Henry David 2

Henry David Thoreau (public domain)

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Don’t be satisfied with stories—how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

Rumi

— Rumi, 13th century Persian poet

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

nietzsche-friedrich

—Friedrich Nietzsche

…Believe me, there will be points where you question why you ever went down your own path rather than following the crowd; but, in the end, you will not regret having done it.

MSH

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I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

Chesterton, G.K

—G.K. Chesterton

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