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Neil deGrasse Tyson – Becoming better at something

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Neil deGrasse TysonWhether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it. Don’t ever forget that! And don’t say “I’ll never be good”. You can become better! and one day you’ll wake up and you’ll find out how good you actually became.

Neil deGrasse Tyson   (Oct 5, 1958 -)

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Jame Mattis – Powers of intimidation and inspiration

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Jame MattisAmerica has two fundamental powers. One is the power of intimidation. I was part of it and America will defend herself and our idea, this experiment that we call America. And that’s all it is, is an experiment in democracy. But the other power I think that perhaps we have used less in recent years, last 20 years maybe, is the power of inspiration. And I think that the power of inspiration of America at times has got to be employed just as strongly.

Jame Mattis   (1950-)
Senate confirmation hearing

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Mark Twain – Disappointment by things you didn’t do

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Mark TwainTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

Mark Twain   (1835-1910)

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Neil deGrasse Tyson – The best educators are the ones that inspire

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Neil deGrasse TysonThe best educators are the ones that inspire their students. That inspiration comes from a passion that teachers have for the subject they’re teaching. Most commonly, that person spent their lives studying that subject, and they bring an infectious enthusiasm to the audience. I think many people have that enthusiasm, but they are prevented from being teachers because they didn’t go through the teacher mill. Now you have teachers who have been through the teacher mill, yet they have no capacity to inspire anyone at all. It’s the inspired student that continues to learn on their own. That’s what separates the real achievers in the world from those who pedal along, finishing assignments.

Neil deGrasse Tyson   (Oct 5, 1958 -)

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Jim Rohn – The ultimate reason for setting goals

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Jim RohnThe ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.

Jim Rohn   (1930-2009)

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Pearl S. Buck – The person who tries to live alone

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Pearl BuckThe person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl S. Buck   (1892-1973)

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Robert Frost – There are two kinds of teachers

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Robert FrostThere are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.

Robert Frost  

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