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Carl Jung

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Two quotes about problems from an eminent author, psychotherapist and the founder of Jungian Analysis…

“To ask the right question is already half the solution to a problem.”

“[The greater problems in life] can never be solved but only outgrown.”

– Carl Jung (1875-1961)

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Buckminster Fuller

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As a young child, this American visionary and inventor of the geodesic dome often made things from materials he found in the woods, sometimes making his own tools as well.  A quote from Buckminster Fuller.

“When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to […]

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Michael J Fox

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Michael J. Fox is a Canadian and American film and television actor who has garnered many Emmys and Golden Globes during the course of his career.  In 19991 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and remains active in raising money and awareness for stem cell research, which holds the most promise for helping those […]

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Sophia Loren

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Sophia Loren is an Academy Award winning actress, widely known to be the most famous Italian actress the world has known. She has said that living in extreme poverty as a youth gave her the strength of character to succeed in life.

“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. […]

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Christopher Reeve

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Christopher Reeve was an American actor, director and writer.  He was best known for playing the role of ‘Superman’ in four films.  In 1995 he was paralyzed after being thrown from a horse.  Reeve lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries and for stem cell research.

“So many of our dreams […]

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Louis Pasteur

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Louis Pasteur is perhaps best known for his work in the germ theory of disease.  He also discovered how to stop milk and wine from going sour through the process now known as ‘pasteurization’.  He discovered the first rabies vaccine, fearlessly extracting saliva from the mouths of rabid dogs.

“Let me tell you […]

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David Brinkley

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David Brinkley (1920-2003) was a popular television newscaster who enjoyed a prestigious long-term career. President George W. Bush called him the “elder statesman of broadcast journalism” in 1992.

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

– David Brinkley (1920-2003)

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Albert Camus

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Often associated with existentialism, Albert Camus was a very successful French author and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.”

– Albert Camus […]

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Alan Ball

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The screenwriter Alan Ball won an Academy Award in 1999 for the movie American Beauty. He also wrote the fascinating HBO series ‘Six Feet Under’. Alan Ball studied theater at Florida State University but did not graduate.

“It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you […]

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C. Northcote Parkinson

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C. Northcote Parkinson was a naval historian and a scholar in the field of public administration.

“When any organizational entity expands beyond 21 members, the real power will be in some smaller body.”

– C. Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993)

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William Jennings Bryan

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An American lawyer, statesman and politician, William Jennings Bryan was one of America’s most popular public speakers.

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a […]

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Confucius

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The teachings of the philosopher and sage Confucius were so pragmatic, wise, advanced and successful in their application to bringing harmony into the society; they were the foremost education precepts used in China for more than 2,000 years.

“The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success […]

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Michel de Montaigne

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Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential and successful writers of the Renaissance and has been credited as the originator or the essay. Despite his rigorous education and training, Montaigne is also known for the famous saying, “What do I know?”

“We find our energies are actually cramped when we are overanxious […]

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Albert Ellis

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Albert Ellis was considered to be the ‘grandfather’ of cognitive-behavioral therapy. His realistic strategy was extroidinarily successful in coaching clients to overcome challenges and help them to set and acheive realistic goals.

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not […]

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Anna Freud

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Anna Freud, known for being a mischievous child, carried on her father’s work in analysis of the human mind, its motivations and ability to persevere.

“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.”

– Anna Freud  (1895-1982)

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Joyce Brothers

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Dr. Joyce Brothers is a popular American psychologist. She continues to appear in television, radio, and film.

“Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They’re willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There’s a very positive relationship […]

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Peter Drucker

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Peter Drucker was a writer and a management coach and consultant. His most controversial work was on compensation schemes, in which he said that senior management should not be paid more than twenty times the lowest paid employee. Here are two short quotes from Drucker to help motivate us to successfully move forward in […]

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