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Engrave this Quote I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.
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-James A. Michener
Engrave this Quote I am always interested in why young people become writers, and from talking with many I have concluded that most do not want to be writers working eight and ten hours a day and accomplishing little; they want to have been writers, garnering the rewards of having completed a best-seller. They aspire to the rewards of writing but not to the travail.
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Engrave this Quote Although most of us know Vincent van Gogh in Arles and Paul Gauguin in Tahiti as if they were neighbors -- somewhat disreputable but endlessly fascinating -- none of us can name two French generals or department store owners of that period. I take enormous pride in considering myself an artist, one of the necessaries.
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-James A. Michener
Character
Engrave this Quote Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
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-James A. Michener
Dignity
Engrave this Quote If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
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Humanity
Engrave this Quote I am a humanist because I think humanity can, with constant moral guidance, create reasonably decent societies. I think that young people who want to understand the world can profit from the works of Plato and Socrates, the behaviour of the three Thomases, Aquinas, More and Jefferson - the austere analyses of Immanuel Kant and the political leadership of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.
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-James A. Michener, The World is My Home, 1992
Ideas
Engrave this Quote An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
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Motivational
Engrave this Quote The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.
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-James A. Michener, attributed

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