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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Free yourself

Arrogance is the worst kind of loneliness because it is entirely self-imposed. If you become impressed with your own importance, everyone else ceases to be impressed at all.

The worst kind of ignorance is to think you know it all. For that is an ignorance into which you sink more deeply as each moment passes.

Those who are most genuinely admired are those who have no need to be admired. Those who learn the most are those who have the honesty to admit what they do not know.

Anyone who must announce that he is an expert most likely is not. The real experts are those who spend their time listening and learning rather than boasting and preening.

Humility is a virtue that will carry you far. When you are free from the crushing demands of ego, there is so very much more you can accomplish.

Let go of the need to be better than others. And you’ll free yourself to reach magnificent heights of success and fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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