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David Brooks Quotes: We are a democratic, egalitarian people who spend our days desperately trying to climb over each other.
         

We are a democratic, egalitarian people who spend our days desperately trying to climb over each other.


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Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.



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Much of life is about failure, whether we acknowledge it or not, and your destiny is profoundly shaped by how effectively you learn from and adapt to failure.



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One of the things this world is finding is that emotion is the basis of reason. We really have to trust our emotions, which are much smarter than our reason in some ways.



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The brain is not the mind. It is probably impossible to look at a map of brain activity and predict or even understand the emotions, reactions, hopes and desires of the mind.



Civility is the natural state for people who know how limited their own individual powers are and know, too, that they need the conversation.

Civility is the natural state for people who know how limited their own individual powers are and know, too, that they need the conversation.



It’s only useful to ask, what wisdom have you learned from your misjudgments that will help you going forward?

It’s only useful to ask, what wisdom have you learned from your misjudgments that will help you going forward?



It is especially painful when narcissists suffer memory loss because they are losing parts of the person they love most.

It is especially painful when narcissists suffer memory loss because they are losing parts of the person they love most.



Friendship allows you to see your own life but with a second sympathetic self.

Friendship allows you to see your own life but with a second sympathetic self.



Our emotions tell us what to value. They're like a little GPS system: Go that way. Don't go that way.

Our emotions tell us what to value. They're like a little GPS system: Go that way. Don't go that way.



The daily activity that contributes most to happiness is having dinner with friends. The daily activity that detracts most from happiness is commuting. Eat more. Commute less.

The daily activity that contributes most to happiness is having dinner with friends. The daily activity that detracts most from happiness is commuting. Eat more. Commute less.





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We try to live every moment like that, dwelling peacefully in the present moment, and respond to events with compassion.

We try to live every moment like that, dwelling peacefully in the present moment, and respond to events with compassion.



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