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“Only a life lived for others is worth living.”

posted at 3:25 am
on Jan. 31, 2009

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“My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself…”

posted at 5:36 pm
on Jan. 30, 2009

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“If You Want The Rainbow (You Must Have The Rain)”

posted at 2:59 am
on Jan. 26, 2009

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“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”

posted at 9:09 am
on Jan. 22, 2009

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“Martin Luther King walked so that Barack Obama could run,” said one boy. “Barack Obama ran,” said another, “so that all children could fly.”

posted at 12:11 pm
on Jan. 21, 2009

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“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.”

posted at 9:09 am
on Jan. 21, 2009

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“I’m struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 20, 2009

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“Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth? Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 19, 2009

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“I write because I’m afraid to say some things out loud.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 18, 2009

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“Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 17, 2009

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“It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 16, 2009

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“It’s innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn’t.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 15, 2009

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“Like anyone else, there are days I feel beautiful and days I don’t, and when I don’t, I do something about it.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 14, 2009

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“Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn?t hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 14, 2009

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“We have to do it in the Facebook, with the Twittering.”

posted at 12:43 pm
on Jan. 13, 2009

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“Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality… the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 13, 2009

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“Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.”

posted at 4:03 pm
on Jan. 11, 2009

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“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 11, 2009

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“a closed door makes everyone think that you are firing someone, having a good long cry, looking at porn, or all three at once. (You know, like this: Boo hoo! You’re fired! [click click, hand down pants] Sob!”

posted at 2:40 pm
on Jan. 10, 2009

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“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 10, 2009

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“It is no good casting out devils. They belong to us, we must accept them and be at peace with them.”

posted at 10:48 am
on Jan. 9, 2009

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“Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently. For in the very torrent, tempest, and as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 9, 2009

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“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”

posted at 10:14 am
on Jan. 8, 2009

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“Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 8, 2009

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“Sorrow was like the wind. It came in gusts.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 7, 2009

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“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly—that is what each of us is here for.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 6, 2009

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“Getting an inch of snow is like winning ten cents in the lottery.”

posted at 5:43 pm
on Jan. 5, 2009

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“The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 5, 2009

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“We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 4, 2009

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“There are two types of people—those who come into a room and say, ‘Well, here I am!’ and those who come in and say, ‘Ah, there you are.’ “

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 3, 2009

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“The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 2, 2009

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“Think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived.”

posted at 12:14 am
on Jan. 1, 2009

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