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The best that can be said of my life so far is that it has been industrious, and the best that can be said of me is that
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"The best that can be said of my life so far is that it has been industrious, and the best that can be said of me is that I have not pretended to what I was not"

- Maria Mitchell

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This quote by Maria Mitchell talks to the value of being sincere and simple in life. She acknowledges that her life has actually been efficient which she has not tried to be something she is not. This is an effective message that encourages us to be real to ourselves and to not pretend to be something we are not. It is a suggestion that we need to be proud of our achievements and not repent of who we are. It also functions as a tip that we ought to not hesitate to be truthful with ourselves and with others. Maria Mitchell's words are a reminder that we must aim to be our best selves and to be honest and simple in our lives.

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USA Flag This quote is written / told by Maria Mitchell between August 1, 1818 and June 28, 1889. He/she was a famous Scientist from USA. The author also have 31 other quotes.

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