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    "You must train your intuition—you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide."
    -INGRID BERGMAN

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/125437.Ingrid_Bergman

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    "What I want is:
    a day when I am not worried about the future,
    or thinking about the past."


    - Autumn Reeser as Elizabeth,
    Hallmark movie "Always Amore"

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    "It takes considerable knowledge
    just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
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    - Thomas Sowell
    https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/thomas_sowell_371253

    Somewhat related, as it illustrates one's personal knowledge base as compared with humanity's overall knowledge base:
    http://giftedissues.davidsongifted....ight_s_The_illustrated_g.html#Post250406

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    "Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin,
    but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
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    - Harper Lee (author, To Kill a Mockingbird)

    https://graciousquotes.com/harper-lee/

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    Originally Posted by indigo
    "Comparison is the thief of joy."
    - Theodore Roosevelt
    There are various versions of the above quote, which was originally posted to this forum thread on 10-13-2016.
    Variations of the quote are attributed to several different people, which seems to indicate that it is a powerful observation, and well worth repeating. https://quoteinvestigator.com/2021/02/06/thief-of-joy/
    Originally Posted by article
    Comparing your status to others often produces envy and unhappiness. Here are four instances from a family of pertinent adages:

    Comparison is the thief of joy.
    The thief of joy is comparison.
    Comparison is the death of joy.
    Comparison is the death of contentment.
    The article contains several more versions, along with dates ranging from 1855 - 2013.
    There is even a list of references for this well-researched article.
    It is a quick read, and a feast of wisdom.

    Related:
    This post includes a book summary which suggests:
    "we should compare ourselves to ourselves and appreciate the progress we have made."

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    Many gifted individuals have a fondness for words, ranging from an appreciation for puns, to etymology, to developing a large and varied vocabulary (although not a large part of the SAT for the past decade or so).

    There several word-of-the-day resources, one of which recently featured the word "apothegm" a term which may apply to a few of the quotations in this thread.

    Originally Posted by word of the day: apothegm
    WHY THIS WORD?
    An apothegm can go by many other names: “maxim,” “motto,” “proverb,” “aphorism,” “catchphrase,” “words of wisdom,” “platitude,” or even “cliché.” But what’s special about an apothegm in particular is that it’s especially pithy and easy to remember. “Haste makes waste,” for example, is a perfect apothegm.

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