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Keep

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The world tells lots of people the light is red. You have to trust yourself and say, ‘I think the light is green, and I’m going to keep doing this.’   Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor (born September 27, 1970) is a Canadian actress.[1] She appeared in the role of Dr. Camille Saroyan, head of the Forensic Division, in the forensic crime drama Bones.

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Ideas

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You can’t just hoard your ideas inside the ivory tower. You have to get them out into the world.   George M. Church

George McDonald Church (born August 28, 1954) is an American geneticist, molecular engineer, and chemist. As of 2015, he is Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT, and was a founding member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.[3][2][6] As of March 2017, Church serves as a member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists‘ Board of Sponsors.

 

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10 Seconds

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A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.   Jesse Owens

 

James ClevelandJesseOwens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games.

Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump, and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history”.[3] He set three world records and tied another, all in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan—a feat that has never been equaled and has been called “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport”.[4] He achieved international fame at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany by winning four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the Games and, as a black man, was credited with “single-handedly crushing Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy”, although he “wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either”.

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Holding

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Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.   Jack London

John Griffith London (born John Griffith Chaney;[1] January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[2][3][4][5] was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first writers to become a worldwide celebrity and earn a large fortune from writing. He was also an innovator in the genre that would later become known as science fiction.

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Locks


Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.   Doug Larson

Doug Larson (February 10, 1926 to April 1, 2017[1]) was a columnist and editor for the Door County Advocate (1953–1964) and wrote a daily column, “Doug’s Dugout, for the Green Bay Press-Gazette (1964–1988),[3] both Wisconsin-based newspapers. The column was originally syndicated through United Media under the title “Senator Soaper Says”; Larson took over authorship in 1980.[4] Previously, it had been written by Bill Vaughn of the Kansas City Star.[5] Larson was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

 

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Search

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Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.   R. Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster Fuller ( July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)[1] was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth“, “Dymaxion” house/car, ephemeralization, synergetic, and “tensegrity“. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their structural and mathematical resemblance to geodesic spheres.