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Intuition is the unconscious intelligence that leads to knowledge without reasoning or inferring. It is an immediate apprehension or cognition without rational thought. Intuition is the spark for all forms of originality, inventiveness and ingenuity. It It is the flash needed to connect conscious through with imagination. ...imagination is the unconscious power to mix facts in novel ways; while intuition is the gift of bringing usable dream-pictu...
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Hans Selye

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To make a great dream come true, the first requirement is a great capacity to dream; the second is persistence-- continued faith in the dream.

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Hans Selye

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All poets have signalized their consciousness of rare moments when they were superior to themselves, --when a light, a freedom, a power came to them which lifted them to performances far better than they could reach at other times."

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, philosopher, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society.

Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. As a result of this ground breaking work he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence". Considered one of the great orators of the time, Emerson's enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds. His support for abolitionism late in life created controversy, and at times he was subject to abuse from crowds while speaking on the topic. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was "the infinitude of the private man."

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The fact is that we do not know enough to be pessimists. Throughout history, man's supposed limitations have given way before the power of the human imagination, the ability of the human intellect to conceive of and do what has never been done before. The vision of life as it ought to be acts as a powerful magnet in the advance of the human race. Pessimism operates in a narrowed field of vision that fails to take into account the possibilities a...
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Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins (June 24, 1915 - November 30, 1990) was an American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate.

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All economical and practical wisdom is an extension or variation of the following arithmetical formula: 2+2=4. Every philosophical proposition has the more general character of the expression a+b=c. We are mere operatives, empirics, and egotists, until we learn to think in letters instead of figures."

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

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Any new formula which suddenly emerges in our consciousness has its roots in long trains of thought; it is virtually old when it first makes its appearance among the recognized growths of our intellect. Any crystalline group of musical words has had a long and still period to form in."

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

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But to come back to poets and artists;-- if they really are more prone to the abuse of stimulants,-- and I fear that this is true,-- the reason of it is only too clear. A man abandons himself to a fine frenzy, and the power which flows through him as I once explained to you, makes him the medium of a great power or a great picture. The creative action is not voluntary at all, but automatic; we can only put the mind into the proper attitude, and w...
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

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It is a capital plan to carry a tablet with you, and, when you find yourself felicitious, take notes of your own conversation."

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

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It is better to stir up a question without deciding it, than to decide it without stirring it up.

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Joseph Joubert

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It is not our beliefs that frighten us half so much as our fancies. ....It is not what we believe... that frightens us commonly, but what we conceive"

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

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I was carried beyond myself by the inspiring force of urgent necessity.

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ANTOINE SAINT-EXUPERY

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

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John Scully

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The idea is born of the form.

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Gustave Flaubert

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The world owes all of its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Some superior minds are unrecognized because there is no standard by which to weigh them.

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Joseph Joubert

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It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
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Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf was an English novelist, essayist, diarist, epistler, publisher, feminist, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

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A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times,

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr

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It is not enough for a man to have great qualities, he must have the good government of them too.

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FRANCOIS LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

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To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and characters of his deepest sympathies.
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Willa Cather Willa Siebert Cather (December 7, 1873 - April 24, 1947) was an American author who grew up in Nebraska. She is best known for her depictions of frontier life on the Great Plains in novels such as O Pioneers!, My √Āntonia, and The Song of the Lark.

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It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all," she said. "I know of no single formula for success, but over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal, and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration, to work together.
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Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the reigning queen of 16 independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. In addition, as Head of the Commonwealth, she is the figurehead of the 54 member Commonwealth of Nations. She is the titular Supreme Governor of the Church of England where it is the established church.

At Elizabeth's birth, the British Empire was a pre-eminent world power, but its influence declined, particularly after the Second World War, and the empire evolved into the Commonwealth. Her father, George VI, was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. On his death in 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth, and constitutional monarch of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. During her reign, which at 58 years is one of the longest for a British monarch, she became queen of 25 other countries within the Commonwealth as they gained independence. Between 1956 and 1992, half of her realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics.

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