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The need of expansion is as genuine an instinct in man as the need in a plant for the light, or the need in man himself for going upright. The love of liberty is simply the instinct in man for expansion. Matthew Arnold

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Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities. Elizabeth Bowen

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In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important. Les Brown

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All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. Les Brown

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The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. G. K. Chesterton

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Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck

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If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. Anatole France

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Don't go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth

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Love dies only when growth stops. Pearl S. Buck

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We find comfort among those who agree with us-growth among those who don't. Frank A. Clark

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Climb mountains to see lowlands.

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The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. George Eliot

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I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient. Wayne Dyer

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All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Calvin Coolidge

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The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old. William James

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The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured. Cicero

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Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists. Noam Chomsky

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All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. Edward Gibbon

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A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth. Laozi

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Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential. Bruce Lee

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All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. Henry Miller

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Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.

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Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars. Brian Tracy

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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle... Napoleon Hill

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I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. Hermann Hesse

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All men's gains are the fruit of venturing. Herodotus

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There is no growth without discontent.

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The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. Confucius

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Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The sculptor will chip off all unnecessary material to set free the angel. Nature will chip and pound us remorselessly to bring out our possibilities. She will strip us of wealth, humble our pride, humiliate our ambition, let us down from the ladder of fame, will discipline us in a thousand ways, if she can develop a little character, Everything must give way to that. Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing, manhood is everything. Orison Swett Marden

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You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself. George Bernard Shaw

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The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

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When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys. Robert Louis Stevenson

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Close scrutiny will show that most crisis situations are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are. Maxwell Maltz

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What is the most rigorous law of our being? Growth. No smallest atom of our moral, mental, or physical structure can stand still a year. It grows -- it must grow; nothing can prevent it. Mark Twain

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Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind. Buckminster Fuller