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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking – Malcolm Gladwell

“The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.”“There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.”“When we talk about analytic versus intuitive decision making, ...
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The Four Agreements – Miguel Ruiz

“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.”“If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn't walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with ...
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami

"When you don't have anything to do, your thoughts get really really far out - so far out you can't follow them all the way to the end.""I really suffer  emotional distress from contact with other people. A person may anger or annoyme, but not for long. I can distinguish ...
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Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

“Words do not express thoughts very well, they always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.”“Your soul is the whole ...
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Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”“What happens when people open their hearts?" "They get better.”“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to ...
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Three Daughters of Eve – Elif Shafak

"Time, like a skillful tailor, had seamlessly stitched together the two fabrics that sheathed Peri's life: what people thought of her and what she thought of herself." "God, a simple word with an obscure meaning. God, close enough to know everything you did- or even considered doing - yet impossible ...
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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” “Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is ...
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The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale

“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.” “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined ...
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Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Travis Bradberry

By Travis Bradberry ,  Jean Greaves, Patrick Lencioni “Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.”  “Anyone can become angry—that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to ...
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The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson

(The Stormlight Archive #1) “The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” “Strength does not make one capable of rule; it makes one capable of service.” “Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile ...
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The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss

(The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” “All the truth in the world is held in stories.” “It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us ...
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The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

(The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) “It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can ...
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A Curve in the Road – Julianne MacLean

“Just like the waves that keep rolling onto the beach, happiness may recede sometimes, but then it comes back. It always comes back.”“Of course I’m happy. Why wouldn’t I be? My life is perfect. I have a job that I love, a beautiful home, a brilliant husband, and a son ...
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Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”“How much do you trade to defeat loneliness?” “Unworthy boys make a lot of noise”“I wasn't aware that words could hold so much. I didn't know a sentence could be so full.” “Go as far as you can—way ...
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Vengeful – V.E. Schwab

“Some people were matches, a bit of light and no heat. And some were furnaces, all heat but little light. And then, once in a blue moon, there was a bonfire, something so hot and bright you couldn't stand too near without burning.” “Perhaps she was glass. But glass is ...
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Good Sam – Dete Meserve

“Sometimes the most important moments in your life can only be seen in the rearview mirror.” “Time moves differently in a hospital. In the outside world, everyone is rushing, stressing, planning, strategizing, pushing on to the next appointment and the next thing. Inside, time slows like pulled taffy. In the ...
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What the Wind Knows – Amy Harmon

“But the wind and water know all the earth’s secrets. They’ve seen and heard all that has ever been said or done. And if you listen, they will tell you all the stories and sing every song. The stories of everyone who has ever lived. Millions and millions of lives ...
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Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

“I won't let your ignorance silence my pain”“I teach you to be warriors in the garden so you will never be gardeners in the war.” “Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine.”“You crushed us to build your monarchy on the backs of our blood and bone. Your mistake ...
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Mostly Harmless – Douglas Adams

“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.” “It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else's point of view without the proper training.”“Let the past hold on to itself and let the present move ...
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion – Jonathan Haidt

“Understanding the simple fact that morality differs around the world, and even within societies, is the first step toward understanding your righteous mind.”“Morality binds and blinds. It binds us into ideological teams that fight each other as though the fate of the world depended on our side winning each battle ...
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The Principles of Psychology – William James

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” “Whilst part of what we perceive comes through our senses from the ...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

“There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it.” “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”“Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!” “It does not do to dwell on dreams and ...
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The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” “I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice ...
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1984 – George Orwell

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” “Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.”"Scientific and technical progress depended on the empirical habit of thought, which could not survive in ...
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How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice ...
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Silent Spring – Rachel Carson

“In nature nothing exists alone.”“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” “Why should we tolerate ...
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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer – Michelle McNamara

“I love reading true crime, but I’ve always been aware of the fact that, as a reader, I am actively choosing to be a consumer of someone else’s tragedy. So like any responsible consumer, I try to be careful in the choices I make. I read only the best: writers ...
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The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah

“In the silence, Leni wondered if one person could ever really save another, or if it was the kind of thing you had to do for yourself.”“She saw how love could be dangerous and beyond control. Ravenous.”“Did adults just look at the world and see what they wanted to see, ...
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”“I'd far rather be happy than right any day.”“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a ...
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The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham

“On the other hand, investing is a unique kind of casino—one where you cannot lose in the end, so long as you play only by the rules that put the odds squarely in your favor.” “People who invest make money for themselves; people who speculate make money for their brokers.” ...
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Becoming – Michelle Obama

“Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” “For every door that’s been opened to me, I’ve tried to open my door to others. And here is what I have to say, finally: Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can ...
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The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

“At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.” “Brave doesn't mean you're not scared. It means you go on even though you're scared.” “Once you've seen how broken someone is it's like seeing ...
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The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” ...
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Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.To me, the remembrance of our last parting has been ever mournful and painful. Heaven knows ...
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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek

“People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” “Those who truly lead are able to create a following of people who act not because they were swayed, but because they were inspired. For those who are inspired, ...
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The Explorer’s Mindset: Unlock Health Happiness and Success the Fun Way – Francis Shenstone

“Don’t put off your adventures while you wait for available friends to join.”“You don’t need to doubt yourself – plenty of people will do that for free!”“I’ve learned more from discomfort than I could ever have learned from pleasure.”“Success is only rented, and you pay the rent daily.”“Ordinary people achieve ...
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Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”“Those who have a 'why' ...
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Cecelia Ahern- The book of tomorrow

Sometimes when people offer a helping hand, it gets pushed away. People always want to help themselves first.“I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.”“You shouldn't try to stop everything from happening. Sometimes you're supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you're supposed to be ...
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Journey- Danielle Steele

It’s a little hard to absorb when the price to pay is someone you loveLife with him was a constant merry go round of pleasure and pain, terror and passion, infinite and gentleness coupled with just a hint of something terrifyingly brutal and cruel.it was too good to believe too ...
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Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

“You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around.”“If I had to embrace a definition of success, it would be that success is making the best choices we can… and accepting them.”“The time is long overdue to encourage more women to ...
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Love in the time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

There is no greater glory than to die for love.He was still too young to know that the heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. But when he stood at the railing of ...
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Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead.Anything worth dying for ... is certainly worth living for.He was going to live forever or die in the ...
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And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

It's a funny thing... but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really, what guides them is what they're afraid of. What they don't want. They say, Find a purpose in your life and live it. But, sometimes, it is only after you ...
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Veronika Decides To Die – Paulo Coelho

Nothing in this world happens by chance No one will know how much solitude, bitterness and resignation lies beneath the surface happiness. The ‘insane’ always believe in first impressions. When she had achieved almost everything she wanted in life, she had reached the conclusion that her existence had no meaning, ...
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A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting. Marriage can wait, education cannot. A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated. A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb ...
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The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too. There is only one sin. and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth. It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes ...
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Educated – Tara Westover

In that vast space you can sail unaccompanied for hours, afloat on pine and brush and rock. It’s the tranquility born of sheer immensity; it calms with its very magnitude, which renders the merely human of no consequence. Midwifing changed my mother. She was a grown woman with seven children, ...
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The leader who had no title – Robin Sharma

EACH OF US IS BORN INTO GENIUS. Sadly, most of us die amid mediocrity. Everyone needs to drive innovation. Everyone needs to inspire their teammates. Everyone needs to embrace change. Everyone needs to take responsibility for results. Everyone needs to be positive. Everyone needs to become devoted to expressing their ...
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Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

I happen to believe we are all walking repositories of buried treasure. I believe this is one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its own amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then ...
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Adultery – Paulo Coelho

We should live each and every day with the certainty that this armor of light will protect us from danger, and then we will no longer be bound to the duality of existence. We have to find a middle path, where there is neither joy nor suffering, only profound peace ...
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To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” “I wanted you to see what ...
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Where Rainbows End- Cecelia Ahern

I am happy you’re happy, really I am, but I feel like I’ve been left behind. Maybe our time has come and gone. Maybe your time is now meant to be spent with her. And if that’s the case, I won’t bother sending you this letter. And if I’m not ...
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Turtles all the way down – John Green

He wasn’t thinking of anything but himself and Katherine and the piece of his gut that held misplaced- but there was no denying her smile. That smile could end wars and cure cancer. He felt himself drifting away from the one-sided whispered conversation, wondering if maybe everything big and heartbreaking ...
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An abundance of Katherines – John Green

Monotony: It gets repetitive, even dull. But it never stops hurting. All roads led to her. She was the nexus of all the connections his brain made- the wheel’s hub. And he remembered everything about it and also everything about everything else, and why couldn’t he forget. You can love ...
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The Subtle Art of not Giving a Fuck – Mark Manson

Either you are or you are not. And if you’re dreaming of something all the time, then you’re reinforcing the same unconscious reality over and over that you are not that. That is why not giving the fuck is so key. This is why it’s going to save the world ...
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The Catcher in the Rye- J.D Salinger

“I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot.” “It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.” “If you had a million years to do it in, you couldn’t rub out even half the “Fuck you” signs in ...
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The Monk who Sold His Ferrari- Robin Sharma

Great dreamers dreams are never fulfilled, they are always transcended Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present . We do not do things because we love to do them. We do things because we feel we have to do them Reclaim the joy of ...
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Who will cry when you Die ? – Robin Sharma

It makes no sense to worry about past events until you want to experience them again. Instead use the lessons you have learnt from your past to rise to a whole new level of awareness and enlightment. There is no great acts. There are only small acts done with great ...
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Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki

To live a life dictated by paychecks is not really a life School focus only on teaching people to work for money, not how to harness money power Learn to use your emotions to think, not think with your emotions Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone People fail ...
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Change your thinking , change your life –Brian Tracy

The starting point of great accomplishment is for you to break loose from the mental bonds that hold you back. One of the most powerful ways for you to change your thinking about yourself is for you to commit to excellence. It is to make the de- cision, right now, ...
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Every Breath – Nicholas Sparks

A life, after all, is simply a series of little lives, each of them lived one day at a time, and every single one of those days has choices and consequences. Piece by piece, those decisions help to form the people we become. Falling in love is the easy part; ...
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Gone with the wind – Margaret Mitchell

Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them. After all, tomorrow is another day! I wish I could care what you do or where you go but I can't... My dear, I don't give a damn. I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy ...
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The Fault in Our Stars- John Green

Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you ...
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Think and grow rich – Napoleon Hill

When a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win. It is what we think that counts. When riches begin to come they come so ...
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Warrior Mindset – Michael J. Asken and Loren Christensen

Warrior mind-set is about knowing what you want and going for it. Its about being hard and its about not letting small things get you down. Developing that warrior’s mind-set is like a workout for tour mind, your philosophy and your soul. It will make you unstoppable. Having a goal ...
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Zero to One – Peter Thiel

"The best problems to work on are often the ones nobody else even tries to solve." "There is no middle ground: either don’t throw any punches, or strike hard and end it quickly." "True heroes take their personal honor so seriously they will fight for things that don’t matter." "To ...
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