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Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
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America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
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When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types.
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We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.
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Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war love is a growing up.
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Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
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The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition
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Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
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Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it the first law of personal growth.
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People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
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No child but must remember laying his head in the grass, staring into the infinitesimal forest and seeing it grow populous with fairy armies.
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Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
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John W. Gardner Quotes

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All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
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The stories of childhood leave an indelible impression, and their author always has a niche in the temple of memory from which the image is never cast out to be thrown on the rubbish heap of things that are outgrown and outlived.
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Howard Pyle Quotes

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I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed ... the president himself would be killed by it.
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Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
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If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner.
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Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
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The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
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Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all.
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