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    “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” ~ Virginia Woolf
     
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    We’re all just walking each other home.

    Ram Dass
     
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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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    It goes against the American storytelling grain to have someone in a situation he can’t get out of, but I think this is very usual in life. There are people, particularly dumb people, who are in terrible trouble and never get out of it, because they’re not intelligent enough. It strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that man can always solve his problems.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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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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    We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    The big trouble with dumb bastards is that they are too dumb to believe there is such a thing as being smart.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    Everybody’s shaking in his boots, so don’t be bluffed.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.

    Albert Einstein
     
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    While we’re waiting for a cab I’ll give you your lesson for today. Don’t listen to what your teachers tell ya, you know. Don’t pay attention. Just, just see what they look like and that’s how you’ll know what life is really gonna be like.

    Woody Allen
     
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    I can’t enjoy anything unless everybody is. If one guy is starving someplace, that puts a crimp in my evening.

    Woody Allen
     
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    Perhaps it is historically true that no order of society ever perishes save by its own hand.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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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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    When trying to decode weird behaviour of others, think of the simple explanations and basic emotions: fear, envy, guilt…

    Alain de Botton
     
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    Don’t talk to their minds; talk to their hearts.

    Nelson Mandela
     

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