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"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die."
— Carrie Fisher, an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy. She is also known for her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for a film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and the non-fiction book Wishful Drinking she based it on.

"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die."

Carrie Fisher, an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy. She is also known for her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for a film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and the non-fiction book Wishful Drinking she based it on.

"And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good."
— John Steinbeck, an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception”.

"And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good."

John Steinbeck, an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962 “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception”.

"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on."
— Robert Frost, an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America’s rare “public literary figures, almost an artistic institution.” He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works.

"In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on."

Robert Frost, an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America’s rare “public literary figures, almost an artistic institution.” He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works.

"And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is Fate."
— Aeschylus, the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: Our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow for conflict amongst them, whereas previously characters had interacted only with the chorus.

"And now it goes as it goes and where it ends is Fate."

Aeschylus, the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: Our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays.According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow for conflict amongst them, whereas previously characters had interacted only with the chorus.

"The prospect of simple solutions to complex problems is the basis for a big part of the self-help industry. We are willing to believe in what we want to be true, and here we are lured by advice and bulleted lists that are supposed to turn us into better, safer, more whole people. In this way the genre is related to advertising, which has for an aim to arouse feelings of imperfection and to promise satisfaction through consumption."
— Stephen Briers, an on-screen expert in BBC Three's Little Angels and Teen Angels, working with Tanya Byron. In 2006, he presented the Channel 4 series, Make Me A Grownup. He also presents The 10 Demandments for Channel Five. Briers has also appeared as an expert psychologist on GMTV. He presented Freaky Eaters with nutritionist Natalie Savona for one series.Read the whole text here.

"The prospect of simple solutions to complex problems is the basis for a big part of the self-help industry. We are willing to believe in what we want to be true, and here we are lured by advice and bulleted lists that are supposed to turn us into better, safer, more whole people. In this way the genre is related to advertising, which has for an aim to arouse feelings of imperfection and to promise satisfaction through consumption."

Stephen Briers, an on-screen expert in BBC Three's Little Angels and Teen Angels, working with Tanya Byron. In 2006, he presented the Channel 4 series, Make Me A Grownup. He also presents The 10 Demandments for Channel Five. Briers has also appeared as an expert psychologist on GMTV. He presented Freaky Eaters with nutritionist Natalie Savona for one series.

Read the whole text here.

"I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you."
— Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.

"I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you."

Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism.

"The wise man does at once what the fool does finally."
— Niccolò Machiavelli, an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He was a founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.

"The wise man does at once what the fool does finally."

Niccolò Machiavelli, an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He was a founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.

"If youth knew; if age could."
— Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.

"If youth knew; if age could."

Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.

"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is exclusively my own."
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and more than 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.

"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is exclusively my own."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and more than 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.

"You can do anything, but not everything."
— David Allen, a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as “Getting Things Done”.

"You can do anything, but not everything."

David Allen, a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the time management method known as “Getting Things Done”.

"You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions."
— Ezra Taft Benson, an American farmer and religious leader, serving as the thirteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1985 until his death and was United States Secretary of Agriculture during both presidential terms of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions."

Ezra Taft Benson, an American farmer and religious leader, serving as the thirteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1985 until his death and was United States Secretary of Agriculture during both presidential terms of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"The happiness of the drop is to die in the river."
— Al-Ghazali, a Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic of Persian descent.

"The happiness of the drop is to die in the river."

Al-Ghazali, a Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic of Persian descent.

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."
— Daniel J. Boorstin, an American historian, professor, attorney, and writer. He was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."

Daniel J. Boorstin, an American historian, professor, attorney, and writer. He was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary."
— Unknown

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary."

— Unknown

"… when it hits you. Feel no pain."
— Bob Marley, a Jamaican singer-songwriter who achieved international fame through a series of crossover reggae albums. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation. He was a committed Rastafarian who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality.

"… when it hits you. Feel no pain."

Bob Marley, a Jamaican singer-songwriter who achieved international fame through a series of crossover reggae albums. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career which culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977 which established his worldwide reputation. He was a committed Rastafarian who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality.

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