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12 Quotes That Describe Sagittarians

People born between November 22 and December 21 belong to the proud astrological sign of Sagittarius. Its symbol, the Archer, is the only constellation with a weapon of any kind, which speaks to the fiery passion of those born under the influence of mighty Jupiter, according to astrological beliefs.

Adaptability, love of learning, optimism, and open-mindedness are among the positive qualities of this fire sign. And thanks to a seemingly insatiable need to expand their horizons, Sagittarians also love to travel, meet new people, explore new places, and develop a deeper understanding of the world they live in.

These 12 quotes from famous authors, scientists, and philosophers — stretching from the halls of ancient Athens to the TED Talk stage — speak to the strengths of Sagittarians, and will likely ring true for anyone born under the Ninth House in the waning days of the year.

I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
Susan Sontag

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The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.
Albert Einstein

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Mark Twain

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You could not direct the wind, but you could trim your sail so as to propel your vessel as you pleased, no matter which way the wind blew.
Cora L.V. Scott

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Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

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The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates

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You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.
Brené Brown

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Helen Keller

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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

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Open your mind before your mouth.
Aristophanes

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Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it.
Irving Berlin

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Darren Orf
Darren lives in Portland, Oregon, has two cats, and writes about science, technology, nature, and history.
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