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    Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — “God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    Pretend to be good always, and even God will be fooled.

    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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    To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important. This total reversal of the truth accounts for the fact that in the ego mode the mind is so dysfunctional. It is always concerned with keeping the past alive, because without it – who are you?

    Eckhart Tolle
     
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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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    A cleric who loses his faith abandons his calling; a philosopher who loses his redefines his subject.

    Ernest Gellner
     
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    A lot of the art of living is about keeping in mind things that we theoretically know, but practically forget.

    Alain de Botton
     
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    I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

    Mark Twain
     
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    We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.

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

    G. H. Hardy, Mathematician
     
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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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    We shouldn’t think that the self is something that is originally there and then eliminated in meditation. In fact, it is something that never existed in the first place.

    The Dalai Lama
     
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    Love yourself and the rest will follow.

    Jeannie Runnalls, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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    Be all of yourself…get a vision of your future that is authentic to yourself that will make a difference in the world.

    Joel Barker, Author and Futurist
     

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