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    [Conservatives] offer me neither food nor drink — intellectual nor spiritual consolation… it leads nowhere; it satisfies no ideal; it conforms to no intellectual standard, it is not safe, or calculated to preserve from the spoilers that degree of civilization which we have already attained.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    All meditation must begin with arousing deep compassion. Whatever one does must emerge from an attitude of love and benefiting others.

    Milarepa
     



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    I play nice concert halls. Intimate venues. It was Liberace who started the trend for huge stadiums. Now everyone does these huge events like Hitler did.

    Tony Bennett
     



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    Quantity has a quality all of its own.

    Stalin (rumoured)
     



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    Follow your heart and become the person you want to be in the world.

    Bob Peart, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    If you can fill the unforgiving minute 
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, 
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.

    Rudyard Kipling, IF
     



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    If you have a second job as well as being a writer, it needn’t be as a public intellectual: you might work at the foreign office or you might run a shop, or you could be an engineer; there are actually lots of jobs that feed very well into writing. Jeanette Winterson has a deli.

    Alain de Botton
     



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    For any serious purpose, intelligence is a very minor gift.

    G. H. Hardy, Mathematician
     



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    Never dwell on the negative in your life, bad things happen all the time, even in bad situations look for the good and you will find it.

    Rufus Riggs, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Discipline sets you free.

    Mike Murray, Apple Computers, on design
     



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    Don’t draw the curtain too soon; there is always an encore or fourth act.

    Joci James, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere. “Blessed are the merciful” in a courtroom? “Blessed are the peacemakers” in the Pentagon? Give me a break!

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

    Theodore Roosevelt
     



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    Artists inevitably, whether they admit it or not, serve two masters, one artistic and the other practical; they work against two scales of value.

    Author Unknown. Know the author? Leave a comment
     



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    The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small

    Witter Bynner, The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu
     






               

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