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Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.

William Bennett

The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.

Robertson Davies

If the next generation is to face the future with zest and self-confidence, we must educate them to be original as well as competent

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.

David Ogilvy

A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself

Edward Abbey†

To the lost man, to the pioneer penetrating a new country, to the naturalist who wishes to see the wild land at its wildest, the advice is always the same -- follow a river. The river is the original forest highway. It is nature's own Wilderness Road

Edwin Way Teale

While other women's magazines in the market focus on fashion and beauty, we will be the only luxury-lifestyle magazine with an original, provocative approach to fashion, beauty, society, art, culture, travel and entertainment.

Chakrit Pichyangkul

Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main bulwark.

Walter Lippmann

We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves, and I might almost say to exist ourselves.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

The original writer is not he who does not imitate others, but he who can be imitated by none

FranÁois R. Chateaubriand

An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.

Francois Rene De Chateaubriand

When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves.

Dogen

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty

William Bennett

It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it

Bobby Jones

Many of our greatest American thinkers, men of the caliber of Thomas Jefferson, Henry Thoreau, Mark Twain, William James, and John Muir, have found the forest and effective stimulus to original thought.

Bob Marshall

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

Calvin Trillin

So without an original or helpful thought in my head, I just sat for some minutes and watched these poor disconnected people shuffle past. Then I did what most white Australians do. I read my newspaper and drank my coffee and didn't see them anymore.

William Cullen Bryant

It's how creativity works. Especially in humans. For every good idea, ten thousand idiotic ones must first be posed, sifted, tried out, and discarded. A mind that's afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original.

William M. Kucmierowski

The discoveries of science, the works of art are explorations more, are explosions, of a hidden likeness. The discoverer or the artist presents in them two aspects of nature and fuses them into one. This is the act of creation, in which an original thought is born, and it is the same act in original science and original art.

Jacob Bronowski

Hip-hop is definitely not what it used to be, which was creative, original music.

Missy Elliot

Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene -- in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses.

Susan Sontag

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Aldous Huxley

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe

Anatole France

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