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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.

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April 22, 2017:

A system is corrupt when it is strictly profit-driven, not driven to serve the best interests of its people.

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No source entered for Contribution #9189


April 21, 2017:

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.

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No source entered for Contribution #9187


April 20, 2017:

Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.

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No source entered for Contribution #9186


April 19, 2017:

I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.

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No source entered for Contribution #9185


April 18, 2017:

Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.

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No source entered for Contribution #9184


April 17, 2017:

One of the greatest tragedies of mankind is the hijacking of morality by religion.

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No source entered for Contribution #9183


April 16, 2017:

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

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No source entered for Contribution #9182


April 15, 2017:

For every good reason to lie there is a better reason to tell the truth.

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No source entered for Contribution #9181


April 14, 2017:

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

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No source entered for Contribution #9180


April 13, 2017:

There is a special place in hell for people that threaten others with a special place in hell.

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No source entered for Contribution #9179


April 12, 2017:

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

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No source entered for Contribution #9178


April 11, 2017:

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

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No source entered for Contribution #9177


April 10, 2017:

The Place Where We are Right

From the place where we are right flowers will never grow in the Spring.

The place where we are right is hard and trampled like a yard.

But doubts and loves dig up the world like a mole, a plough. And a whisper will be heard in the place where the ruined house once stood.

The Place Where We are Right

From the place where we are right flowers will never grow in the Spring.

The place where we are right is hard and trampled like a yard.

But doubts and loves dig up the world like a mole, a plough. And a whisper will be heard in the place where the ruined house once stood.

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April 9, 2017:

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

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No source entered for Contribution #9175


April 8, 2017:

Upon the subject of education, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.

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No source entered for Contribution #9174


April 7, 2017:

I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

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No source entered for Contribution #9173


April 6, 2017:

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love, you have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.

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No source entered for Contribution #9169


April 5, 2017:

For those of us who want to see democracy survive and thrive—and we are legion—the heart is where everything begins...

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No source entered for Contribution #9150


April 4, 2017:

When the lots are counted...we will find that it was love that mattered. Love expressed, given, received, fought for. So for those of us fighting right now, I say; keep going.

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Source type: Website
http://drmartinshaw.com/
Martin Shaw
Contribution #9149


April 3, 2017:

In a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred, we have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.

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No source entered for Contribution #9148


April 2, 2017:

We were made for these times.

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No source entered for Contribution #9147


April 1, 2017:

A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.

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No source entered for Contribution #9146


March 31, 2017:

A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way.

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No source entered for Contribution #9145


March 30, 2017:

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.

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No source entered for Contribution #9144


March 29, 2017:

As long as the candle burns, there is time to make repairs.

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No source entered for Contribution #9143


March 28, 2017:

Even in a world that's being shipwrecked, remain brave and strong.

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No source entered for Contribution #9142


March 27, 2017:

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.

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No source entered for Contribution #9141


March 26, 2017:

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.

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No source entered for Contribution #9140


March 25, 2017:

Attention is the doorway to gratitude, the doorway to wonder, the doorway to reciprocity.

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No source entered for Contribution #9139


March 24, 2017:

Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.

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March 23, 2017:

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

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March 22, 2017:

To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are also willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. Taken individual by individual, it is likely that there's more idleness and abuse of government favors among the economically privileged than among the ranks of the disadvantaged.

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March 21, 2017:

I tire so of hearing people say, / Let things take their course. / Tomorrow is another day. / I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. / I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.

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March 20, 2017:

We have come to a point where it is loyalty to resist, and treason to submit.

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March 19, 2017:

The limits of tyrants is prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

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March 18, 2017:

The tragedy in the lives of most of us is that we go through life walking down a high-walled lane with people of our own kind, the same economic situation, the same national background and education and religious outlook. And beyond those walls, all humanity lies, unknown and unseen, and untouched by our restricted and impoverished lives.

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No source entered for Contribution #9132


March 17, 2017:

But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

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No source entered for Contribution #9131


March 16, 2017:

The possible is achieved in increments of the impossible.

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The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
http://www.covertcomic.com
Viewed on January 13, 2017
Contribution #9125


March 15, 2017:

Obey little, resist much, question everything, even this.

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Self
http://None
Contribution #9126


March 14, 2017:

Our strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin.

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No source entered for Contribution #9130


March 13, 2017:

Always" is almost always wrong; "never" is almost never right.

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Contribution #9128


March 12, 2017:

With great power comes great responsibility.

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March 11, 2017:

To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things. Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological. So if you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are than different. Don't only strive to be the change you want to see in the world, but also help all those around you see the world through commonalities of the heart so that they would want to change with you. This is how humanity will evolve to become better. This is how you can change the world.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8801


March 10, 2017:

...and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

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No source entered for Contribution #9124


March 9, 2017:

Honesty is telling the truth to others. Integrity is telling the truth to yourself.

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Sent to me as an email from a friend.
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/872342-telling-the-truth-to-yourself-is-integrity-telling-the-truth
Contribution #8613


March 8, 2017:

House Burned Down

Since my house burned down

I now own a better view

of the rising moon

House Burned Down

Since my house burned down

I now own a better view

of the rising moon

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Wikipedia
Mizuta Masahide
"Mizuta Masahide"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizuta_Masahide
Contribution #8657

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Wikipedia
Mizuta Masahide
"Mizuta Masahide"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizuta_Masahide
Contribution #8657


March 7, 2017:

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

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www.brainyquote.com
E. E. Cummings
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/eecummin161593.html
Contribution #8756


March 6, 2017:

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

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The Strength Of Love
Contribution #3741


March 5, 2017:

Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then we shall find the way.

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Contribution #3801


March 4, 2017:

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. Nelson Mandela

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Contribution #3807


March 3, 2017:

If it fits in a frame, it's not the big picture.

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The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
http://www.covertcomic.com
Viewed on July 24, 2015
Contribution #8748


March 2, 2017:

As long as you have two or fewer, your ducks are always in a row.

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The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
http://www.covertcomic.com
Viewed on September 4, 2015
Contribution #8766


March 1, 2017:

Please get over getting over it.

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The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
http://www.covertcomic.com
Viewed on October 3, 2015
Contribution #8787


February 28, 2017:

Ignorance is not bliss. It is the kiss of death.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Published by Awakened Press , Boston , 2010
http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Up-Salute-Sun-Writings/dp/0615388868
Contribution #8788


February 27, 2017:

Humanity is lost because people have abandoned using their conscience as their compass.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8789


February 26, 2017:

Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8790


February 25, 2017:

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

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Truth is Crying
Suzy Kassem
"Have Faith in Your Skills"
https://styleisking.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/have-faith-in-your-skills/
Viewed on November 10, 2009
Contribution #8792


February 24, 2017:

Each time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8794


February 23, 2017:

Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8796


February 22, 2017:

Stand up to hypocrisy. If you don't, the hypocrites will teach. Stand up to ignorance, because if you don't, the ignorant will run free to spread ignorance like a disease. Stand up for truth. If you don't, then there is no truth to your existence. If you don't stand up for all that is right, then understand that you are part of the reason why there is so much wrong in the world.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8800


February 21, 2017:

We must all work in harmony with each other to stand up for what is right, to speak up for what is fair, and to always voice any corrections so that the ignorant become informed and justice is never ignored. Every time a person allows an act of ignorance to happen, they delay our progress for true change. Every person, molecule and thing matters. We become responsible for the actions of others the instant we become conscious of what they are doing wrong and fail to remind them of what is right.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8805


February 20, 2017:

Any man filled with empathy is capable of gaining valuable insights on the human condition through the suffering of others. You do not need to suffer to know suffering, but you need empathy first to identify and feel the suffering of others around you.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8806


February 19, 2017:

Eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, and nationality. We are all equals with a common pulse to survive. Every human requires food and water. Every human has a dream and desire to be happy. Every human responds to love, suffering and pain. Every human bleeds the same color and occupies the same world. Let us recognize that we are all part of each other. We are all human. We are all one.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8808


February 18, 2017:

The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8810


February 17, 2017:

Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.

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SEAC Speech, 1993
Contribution #8811


February 16, 2017:

You have no control over how your story begins or ends. But by now, you should know that all things have an ending. Every spark returns to darkness. Every sound returns to silence. Every flower returns to sleep with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable. But yours, is your ultimate art.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8812


February 15, 2017:

Thought before word. Never word before thought.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8817


February 14, 2017:

For the newborn and wise, everything begins small.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8819


February 13, 2017:

You can create many lies from Truth, but you cannot create any truths from lies.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8820


February 12, 2017:

Stand up for what is right, regardless of who is committing the wrong.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8822


February 11, 2017:

A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8824


February 10, 2017:

Never under estimate the influence you have on others.

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Note to Self: Claim Your Heart Space and Offload Your Baggage
by Laurie Buchanan
Page In the chapter on self-definition
Published by She Writes Press , Berkeley, CA , 2016
http://Available Fall, 2016
Contribution #8833


February 9, 2017:

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that [meta knowledge] is true knowledge.

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February 8, 2017:

Live Simply, Love Generously, Learn Constantly

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Someone shared it with me in a card, with "~unknown" as the attribution.
Contribution #9043


February 7, 2017:

As light disperses darkness, so does Love swallow up hatred, and it is no more.

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February 6, 2017:

The Way of Peace requires courage and patience, but it will prevail.

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February 5, 2017:

Love

Love-

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February 4, 2017:

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

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February 3, 2017:

It does not matter what you do. No one purpose is necessarily more important than any other. But whatever you decide upon... do it well, do it often, and do it to the benefit of others.

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November 17, 2015:

There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor.

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No source entered for Contribution #3114


March 1, 2015:

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

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Contribution #7076


February 28, 2015:

The children of God should not have any other country here below but the universe itself, with the totality of all the reasoning creatures it ever has contained, contains, or ever will contain. That is the native city to which we owe our love.

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February 27, 2015:

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?

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February 26, 2015:

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.

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February 25, 2015:

Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people's brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.

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February 24, 2015:

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

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February 23, 2015:

A body of clay, a mind full of play, a moment's life -- that's me.

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February 22, 2015:

The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.

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February 21, 2015:

Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle.

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February 20, 2015:

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.

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February 19, 2015:

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

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February 18, 2015:

In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.

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February 17, 2015:

There are two possible outcomes: If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.

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February 16, 2015:

Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.

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February 15, 2015:

No battle is ever won, he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.

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February 14, 2015:

The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for.

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February 13, 2015:

There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.

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February 13, 2015:

There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.

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February 12, 2015:

The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself -- the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us -- that's where it's at.

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