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American Writer and Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1912-2002
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities - brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.”

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