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    It’s immoral to suppress a natural desire, whatever it is, because why would God give it to you otherwise? If God gives you a pleasurable experience, and then says it’s wrong, then he or she or whoever it is, is a totally dysfunctional person.

    Deepak Chopra
     



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    You need to learn who you are inside, figure out what your feelings are, understand that; the key to self-knowledge. If you know who you are, then you are grounded through life. If everything is a mystery to you, then you are going to be in trouble.

    Mark Sherkow, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     



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    Where’s evil? It’s that large part of every man that wants to hate without limit, that wants to hate with God on its side.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.

    Pope John XXIII
     



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    In my life nothing goes wrong. When things seem to not meet my expectations, I let go of how I think things should be. It’s a matter of not having any attachment to any fixed outcome.

    Deepak Chopra
     



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    Meanness and stupidity are so closely related that anything you do to decrease one will probably also decrease the other.

    Paul Graham
     



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    I used to think that science would save us, and science certainly tried. But we can’t stand any more tremendous explosions, either for or against democracy. We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it

    William Faulkner
     



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    By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.

    Latin Proverb
     



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    Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

    Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420
     



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    Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

    Jonathan Kozel
     



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    Once when Lord Mitsushige was a little boy and was supposed to recite from a copybook for the priest Kaion, he called the other children … and said, “Please come here and listen. It’s difficult to read if there are hardly any people listening.” The priest was impressed and said … “That’s the spirit in which to do everything.”

    Way of the Samurai
     



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    I’m not worried about posterity. If one of my pots is on Antiques Roadshow in 2106, I’m happy for the presenter to say, ‘He used to be quite famous.’

    Grayson Perry
     



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    Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.

    G.C. Lichtenberg
     



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    1. Find a subject you care about. 2. Do not ramble, though. 3. Keep it simple. 4. Have the guts to cut. 5. Sound like yourself. 6. Say what you mean to say. 7. Pity the readers.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     






               

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