„I think that the most necessary quality for any person to have is imagination. It makes people able to put themselves in other people's places. It makes them kind and sympathetic and understanding.“

Source: Daddy-Long-Legs

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„I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.“

—  John D. Rockefeller American business magnate and philanthropist 1839 - 1937

As quoted in How They Succeeded (1901) by Orison Swett Marden
Context: I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

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„I have spent most of my life studying the lives of other peoples — faraway peoples — so that Americans might better understand themselves.“

—  Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978

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„It's that a bit of irreverence is necessary to have any self-esteem at all. Not irreverence for people, but rather, for what other people think.“

—  Sherry Argov American writer 1977

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„Governments everywhere are lying to people to make them hate others that they wouldn't have any quarrel with otherwise.“

—  James P. Hogan British writer 1941 - 2010

Source: Paths to Otherwhere (1996), Ch. 28; this has occurred in paraphrased form as "Sane, normal people don't need power trips. So the lunatics end up in charge of everything."
Context: Governments everywhere are lying to people to make them hate others that they wouldn't have any quarrel with otherwise. You'd think they'd have learned something after two world wars, but where else can it lead than right where it's all going?
Theo's right — the lunatics end up in charge of everything. Sane, normal people don't need power trips.

„Learn to understand others. Most people do not want to understand others, instead wanting others to understand them. This is egotism. We should try to think less of ourselves and more of others. Try to understand others better.“

—  Jun Hong Lu Australian Buddhist leader 1959

Quotes from Words of Wisdoms Vol.2
Original: (zh_Hant) 要學會理解別人。 每一個人都不會想到去瞭解別人, 都想讓別人瞭解自己, 這就是一切以“我”為出發點。 活在世界上, 少想自己,多想別人,多瞭解別人。

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