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Tyron Edwards

Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.

Censure | Falsehood | Praise | Self | Self-praise | Superiority | Wisdom |

Betty Edwards

Many adults draw childlike drawings and many children give up drawing at age nine or ten. These children grow up to become the adults who say they never could draw and can't even draw a straight line. The same adults, however, if questioned, often say that they would have liked to learn to draw well, just for their own satisfaction at solving the drawing problems that plagued them as children. But they felt that they had to stop drawing because they couldn't learn how to draw.

Age | Children | Problems | Wisdom | Learn |

B. C. Forbes, fully Bertie Charles "B.C." Forbes

Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other fellow will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.

Business | Will | Wisdom | Business |

Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud

Just as a cautious businessman avoids tying up all his capital in one concern, so, perhaps, worldly wisdom will advise us not to look for the whole of our satisfaction from a single aspiration.

Aspiration | Will | Wisdom |

Betty Friedan

American housewives have not had their brains shot away, nor are they schizophrenic in the clinical sense. But if... the fundamental human drive is not the urge for pleasure or the satisfaction of biological needs, but the need to grow and realize one’s full potential, their comfortable, empty, purposeless days are indeed cause for a nameless terror.

Cause | Need | Pleasure | Sense | Terror | Wisdom |

Romain Gary, born Roman Kacew

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

Dignity | Humor | Man | Superiority | Wisdom |

Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud

An unrestricted satisfaction of every need presents itself as the most enticing method of conducting one's life, but it means putting enjoyment before caution, and soon brings its own punishment.

Caution | Enjoyment | Life | Life | Means | Method | Need | Punishment | Wisdom |

Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud

What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.

Sense | Wisdom | Happiness |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.

Envy | Hate | Wisdom |

Thomas Haliburton, fully Thomas Chandler Haliburton, pseudonym "Sam Slick"

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy - the smile that accepts a lover afore words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first-born baby.

Envy | Smile | Wisdom | Woman | Words |

Horace, full name Quintus Horatius Flaccus NULL

The good hate sin because they love virtue.

Good | Hate | Love | Sin | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom |

E. Stanley Jones, fully Eli Stanley Jones

A rattlesnake, if cornered, will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is - a biting of oneself.

Hate | Resentment | Will | Wisdom |

Angelo Jaspe

If you develop your natural gift, there’s no better satisfaction in life, no better purpose... The basic key to having a happy life is to live until you know you’re satisfied.

Better | Happy | Life | Life | Purpose | Purpose | Wisdom |

Carl Jung, fully Carl Gustav Jung

A man can hope for satisfaction and fulfillment only in what he does not yet possess; he cannot find pleasured in something of which he already has too much.

Fulfillment | Hope | Man | Wisdom |

D. H. Lawrence, fully David Herbert "D.H." Lawrence

The censor-moron does not really hate anything but the living and growing human consciousness.

Censor | Consciousness | Hate | Wisdom |

David M. Levy

If we know as much about mental health as we do about physical health, an epidemic of hate would be considered as dangerous as an epidemic of typhoid.

Hate | Health | Wisdom |