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Source type: Website
The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
"The Covert Comic"
http://www.covertcomic.com
Viewed on October 4, 2013
Contribution #7919



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April 22, 2014:

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.

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Wikipedia
Henry van Dyke
"Henry van Dyke"
Viewed on March 20, 2014
Contribution #8234


April 21, 2014:

Myths are public dreams. Dreams are private myths. By finding your dream world and following it through, it will lead you to the myth world in which you live.

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rented through Netflix.
http://DVD - Joseph Campbell: Sukhavati (means "place of bliss"
Contribution #8241


April 10, 2014:

I wake up in the morning asking myself what can I do today, how can I help the world today.

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April 9, 2014:

There is within each of us a modulation, an inner exaltation, which lifts us above the buffetings with which events assail us. Likewise, it lifts us above dependence upon the gifts of events for our joy.

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April 8, 2014:

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film.

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April 7, 2014:

I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.

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letter to Countee Cullen
Contribution #8228


April 6, 2014:

When the waves close over me, I dive down to fish for pearls.

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No source entered for Contribution #8227


April 5, 2014:

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.

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April 4, 2014:

Treat everyone you meet as if he or she were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do so with no thought of reward. Your life will never be the same.

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Source type: Book
The Greatest Salesman in the World
Contribution #3710


April 3, 2014:

Bless those who challenge us for they remind us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open.

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April 2, 2014:

Do not be small minded. Do not pray for gourds and pumpkins from God, when you should be asking for pure love and pure knowledge to dawn within every heart.

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Source type: Book
Great Swan
by Lex Hixon
Contribution #3960


April 1, 2014:

Keep alive within you and bring under wise control that courage which makes you long to undertake great works, which others might consider it folly to attempt.

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Source type: Book
Embrace the World
Contribution #6109


March 31, 2014:

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

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March 30, 2014:

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.

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March 29, 2014:

As desire abates, generosity is born. When we are connected and present, what else is there to do but give?

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March 28, 2014:

Don't let other people's opinions burn holes in your dreams.

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March 27, 2014:

Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.

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March 26, 2014:

Make your meditation a continuous state of mind. A great worship is going on all the time, so nothing should be neglected or excluded from your constant meditative awareness.

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March 25, 2014:

Feeling grateful towards someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

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March 24, 2014:

There are two reasons why some people don’t mind their own business. One is that they have no mind, and the other is that they have no business.

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March 23, 2014:

There are times when you have to change your tune to keep harmony.

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March 22, 2014:

You run away to join *another* circus.

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The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
"Weekly Intelligence Briefing"
http://www.covertcomic.com
Viewed on February 21, 2014
Contribution #8206


March 21, 2014:

Whoever taught you that denying pleasure was a virtue simply hasn't yet learned how to live.

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Hedonistic Life Church / Facebook
hedonisticlifechurch
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hedonistic-Life-Church/134964200046521
Viewed on February 23, 2014
Contribution #8208


March 20, 2014:

The scar confirms the beauty, the beauty the scar.

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The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
"The Covert Comic"
http://www.covertcomic.com
Viewed on March 7, 2014
Contribution #8211


March 19, 2014:

None of us are without our gifts to the world.... We are usually without sight enough to see them realized

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March 13, 2014:

I don't trust a man who uses the word evil eighteen times in ten minutes. If you're half evil, nothing soothes you more than to think the person you are opposed to is totally evil.

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March 12, 2014:

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it, but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.

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March 11, 2014:

A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.

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March 10, 2014:

There's a schizoid quality to our relationship with animals, in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side. Half the dogs in America will receive Christmas presents this year, yet few of us pause to consider the miserable life of the pig -- an animal easily as intelligent as a dog -- that becomes the Christmas ham.

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March 9, 2014:

The institution of royalty in any form is an insult to the human race.

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March 8, 2014:

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

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March 7, 2014:

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.

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March 6, 2014:

Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?

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March 5, 2014:

They know enough who know how to learn.

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March 4, 2014:

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.

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No source entered for Contribution #8169


March 3, 2014:

At any moment the fully present mind can shatter time and burst into Now.

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Source type: Book
A Listening Heart
Contribution #7989


March 2, 2014:

Fulfilled life is possible in spite of unfulfilled wishes.

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March 1, 2014:

The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words "thank you", I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything.

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February 28, 2014:

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?

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February 27, 2014:

When all your desires are distilled you will cast just two votes: To love more and be happy.

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February 26, 2014:

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

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February 25, 2014:

Be internally competitive--Be the best *you* can be.

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February 24, 2014:

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

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February 23, 2014:

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

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February 22, 2014:

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

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www.brainyquote.com
G.K. Chesterton
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/gilbertkc140975.html‎
Viewed on January 4, 2014
Contribution #8124


February 21, 2014:

Not everyone who disagrees with you is your enemy, not everyone who agrees with you is your friend

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February 20, 2014:

Science has been effective at furthering our understanding of nature because the scientific ethos is based on three key principles: (1) follow the evidence wherever it leads; (2) if one has a theory, one needs to be willing to try to prove it wrong as much as one tries to prove that it is right; (3) the ultimate arbiter of truth is experiment, not the comfort one derives from one's a priori beliefs, nor the beauty or elegance one ascribes to one's theoretical models.

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Source type: Book
The Universe from Nothing
Published in 2012
Contribution #8162


February 19, 2014:

There is a brotherhood among the kindly--- Closer and defter and more integral--- Than any of aisle or coven--- For love rang out before the chapel bell

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February 1, 2014:

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.

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January 31, 2014:

Preach the gospel wherever you can; when all else fails use words.

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Source type: Book
Life's Operating Manual
by Tom Shadyac
Page 196
Published by Hay House , 2013
Contribution #8022


January 30, 2014:

A Cherokee elder was teaching his children about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to them. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.” The grandchildren thought about it and after a minute one of them asked, “Which wolf will win?” The elder simply replied, “The one you feed.

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January 29, 2014:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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January 28, 2014:

Be very wary of any attempt, by anybody or anything, to limit the ultimate human right and duty to question and verify the truth.

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January 27, 2014:

I'd rather have less time than I think, than less think than I have time.

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The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
"The Covert Comic"
http://www.covertcomic.com
Viewed on November 29, 2013
Contribution #8040


January 26, 2014:

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is itself to succumb to the violence of our times. Frenzy destroys our inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.

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Contribution #8041


January 25, 2014:

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery.

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January 24, 2014:

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.

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January 23, 2014:

When your life is filled with the desire to see holiness in everyday life, something magical happens, ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!

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January 22, 2014:

The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery.

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January 21, 2014:

Today stretches ahead of you waiting to be shaped. You are the sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to you.

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January 20, 2014:

One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring, One smile can begin a friendship, One hand can lift a soul, One star can guide a ship at sea, One word can frame the goal, One vote can change a nation, One sunbeam can light a room, One candle can wipe out darkness One laugh can conquer gloom, One hope can raise our spirits, One touch can show you care, One voice can wake up everybody, One life can make the difference.

One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring, One smile can begin a friendship, One hand can lift a soul, One star can guide a ship at sea, One word can frame the goal, One vote can change a nation, One sunbeam can light a room, One candle can wipe out darkness One laugh can conquer gloom, One hope can raise our spirits, One touch can show you care, One voice can wake up everybody, One life can make the difference.

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January 19, 2014:

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?

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January 18, 2014:

Each string of a wind harp responds with a different note to the same breeze. What activity makes you personally resonate most strongly, most deeply?

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Source type: Book
Deeper than Words
Contribution #8062


January 17, 2014:

The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. ... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.

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January 16, 2014:

To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

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January 15, 2014:

Money will buy a fine dog .. . . but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

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January 14, 2014:

It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.

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January 13, 2014:

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at begin to change.

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January 12, 2014:

Modern industrial society is a fanatical religion. We are demolishing, poisoning, destroying all life-systems on the planet. We are signing IOUs our children will not be able to pay...We are acting as if we were the last generation on the planet. Without a radical change in heart, in mind, in vision, the earth will end up like Venus, charred and dead.

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January 11, 2014:

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

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January 10, 2014:

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.

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January 9, 2014:

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly.

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January 8, 2014:

The dying sun will glow on you without burning, as it has done today. The wind will be soft and mellow and your hilltop will tremble. As you reach the end of your dance you will look at the sun, for you will never see it again in waking or in dreaming, and then your death will point to the south. To the vastness.

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Journey to Ixtlan
Contribution #8086


January 7, 2014:

Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.

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January 6, 2014:

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

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January 5, 2014:

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

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January 4, 2014:

Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

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January 3, 2014:

Oh we’re a mess, poor humans, poor flesh—hybrids of angels and animals, dolls with diamonds stuffed inside them We’ve been to the moon and we’re still fighting over Jerusalem. Let me tell you what I do know: I am more than one thing, and not all of those things are good. The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet. I used to think that if I dug deep enough to discover something sad and ugly, I’d know it was something true. Now I’m trying to dig deeper.

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January 2, 2014:

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.

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January 1, 2014:

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

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BrainyQuote
Margaret Mead
http://www.brainyquote.com
Viewed on December 12, 2013
Contribution #8092


December 31, 2013:

I believe in the combined power of men and women who "show up" for the people they love and the causes they believe in.

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December 30, 2013:

Idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.

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December 29, 2013:

Have a plan, but be open to opportunity.

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December 28, 2013:

You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are!

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December 23, 2013:

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.

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Ben Okri
http://thinkexist.com/quotation/the_most_authentic_thing_about_us_is_our_capacity/152953.html
Viewed on April 17, 2008
Contribution #894


December 22, 2013:

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.

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Albert Einstein
Viewed on April 4, 2008
Contribution #322


December 21, 2013:

Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.

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Life Magazine
Volume: October 18, 1963
http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/gibbon/gibbon.html
Contribution #1737


December 20, 2013:

It always seems impossible until it's done.

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December 19, 2013:

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.

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December 18, 2013:

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

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December 17, 2013:

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

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December 16, 2013:

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

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December 15, 2013:

You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.

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December 14, 2013:

I had no epiphany, no singular revelation, no moment of truth, but a steady accumulation of a thousand slights, a thousand indignities and a thousand unremembered moments produced in me an anger, a rebelliousness, a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people. There was no particular day on which I said, 'Henceforth I will devote myself to the liberation of my people'; instead, I simply found myself doing so, and could not do otherwise.

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December 13, 2013:

During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for. But, my lord, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.

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December 12, 2013:

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

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December 11, 2013:

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

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December 10, 2013:

For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.

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December 9, 2013:

A society is defined not only by what it creates but by what it refuses to destroy.

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