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Steve Jobs – Work is going to fill a large part of your life

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Steve JobsYour work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you ‘Il know when you find it.

Steve Jobs   (1955-2011)

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John Steinbeck – For it is said that humans are never satisfied

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John SteinbeckFor it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more. And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that has made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have.

John Steinbeck  

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Carl Sagan – To persist in delusion

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Carl SaganFor me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Carl Sagan   (1934-1996)

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Samuel Johnson – Equal happiness is not true

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Samuel JohnsonThat all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness.

Samuel Johnson   (1709-1784)

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Diane Ackerman – IQ tests favor memory

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Diane AckermanBecause IQ tests favor memory skills and logic, overlooking artistic creativity, insight, resiliency, emotional reserves, sensory gifts, and life experience, they can’t really predict success, let alone satisfaction.

Diane Ackerman   (1948-)

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Charles Dudley Warner – The most common delight of the race

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To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch their renewal of life this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.

Charles Dudley Warner   (1829-1900)
My Summer in a Garden

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