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What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise -- although the philosophers generally call it recognition!


William James

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Self-affirm—build yourself up with honest and genuine praise.
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In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame.
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Every man dies. Not every man truly lives." Sir William Wallace
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When he says he loves you, it's genuine. He's a man of character. He's genuine. He's my hero.
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If what you seek is true and genuine companionship, then give true and genuine companionship in orde...
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Advertising is to a genuine article what manure is to land, - it largely increases the product.
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It is through the strength of what is genuine that meaningful connections build into relationships.
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It is what it is, it is what you make it.
JAMES DURBIN
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.
AUDRE LORDE
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge
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What no one does , genuine leaders do.
ANUJ SOMANY
Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are.
ROBERT MOTHERWELL
Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are.
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Being true to oneself is the most personally valuable skill one can acquire, for it leads to genuine...
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I'm living with every step. I can't live with regret. The past is the past. I'm not worr...
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It's a very genuine type of show. We have music that the world has never heard. We praise God in a v...
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Love lost is better than hate found. True criticism is better than false praise. Genuine enemies are...
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I know what love is and it is friendship, set afire.

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Perseverance is a genuine adventure.
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Every man who is not a monster, mathematician or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or ot...
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The genuine merchandise is found only in one shop - it is obtained from the Perfect Guru.
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Despair is the only genuine atheism.
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Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
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Good man! Genuine gentleman! God bless George Thompson, the great-hearted friend of my race.
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Tact, if it be genuine, never sleeps.
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The sense of jubilee for music and what we're making is always genuine.
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If the tape is genuine, then this proves what we have been saying all along,
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You’re the purest, most genuine thing that ever happened to me.- Caleb
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You're a hero of the quietest and most genuine nature" -Aspen (to Lucy)
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Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond com...
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Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond com...
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All emotion is involuntary when genuine.
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The genuine spirit of localism.
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Every human being I know craves love and affection.
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When genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot
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genuine dialogue and reconciliation.
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When genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot
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You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
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a man of great character who deserves genuine consideration and not automatic attacks and partisan i...
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The sum of productive forces, capital funds and social forms of intercourse, which every individual ...
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The Cameroonian soul is genuine. It is noble, and it embodies humanism.
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You need to believe in yourself and what you do. Be tenacious and genuine.
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Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter.
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Yes, I'm known as America's most genuine comedian.
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Humility is the earmark of God's genuine servant.
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It was so obvious that it was genuine.
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I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.
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I wish social disparity has long gone, people can be genuine, and news can be fact-based and error-f...
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Look at every action movie in Hollywood. Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, ...
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The recognition is well-deserved, brother. Praise the Lord.
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I regret that I wasn't more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.
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They're very genuine, very humble. They really appreciate it.
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But trying to be genuine was harder than it seemed
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The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
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These grow genuine shamrocks. It?s not clover at all.
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It was a very direct, personal, genuine message.
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This was a genuine success. It was a marvelous event.
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Genuine friends & spouses are loyal in both good & bad times.
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Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
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We're confident this is genuine ancient Christian literature.
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Everything that promises genuine educational value is doing well.
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There is but one genuine love-potion - consideration.
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A smile when genuine is spotted and sported in the eye
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Your help is genuine when it is a spontaneous action, instead of a sympathetic resolution.
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When philosophers try to be politicians they generally cease to be philosophers.
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Sometimes the thing we fear more than anything, is really what our soul craves the most.
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Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
WILLIAM JAMES
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments ma...
WILLIAM JAMES
Get but that "peace of God which passeth understanding," and the questions of the understanding will...
WILLIAM JAMES
The exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess Success is our national disease.
WILLIAM JAMES
First, you know, a new theory is attacked as absurd; then it is admitted to be true, but obvious and...
WILLIAM JAMES
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendships and i...
WILLIAM JAMES
The university most worthy of rational admiration is that one in which your lonely thinker can feel ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The first thing to learn in intercourse with others is non-interference with their own peculiar ways...
WILLIAM JAMES
Cramming seeks to stamp things in by intense application immediately before the ordeal. But a thing ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life. Each lapse is...
WILLIAM JAMES
The highest flights of charity, devotion, trust, patience, bravery to which the wings of human natur...
WILLIAM JAMES
An unlearned carpenter of my acquaintance once said in my hearing: 'There is very little difference ...
WILLIAM JAMES
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along ...
WILLIAM JAMES
The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
WILLIAM JAMES
Truth, as any dictionary will tell you, is a property of certain of our ideas. It means their "agree...
WILLIAM JAMES