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There are certain things that our age needs, and certain things that it should avoid. It needs compassion and a wish that mankind should be happy; it needs the desire for knowledge and the determination to eschew pleasant myths; it needs, above all, courageous hope and the impulse to creativeness.

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What we communicate and what we commit to are not the same thing. Our words may describe our preferences, but it takes action to define our priorities.

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I've learnt in life that Victory is closest in our darkest hour. That if we stretch that little further, you will break through into the light of day.

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What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry.

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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

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The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.

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Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.

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These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.

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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

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Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

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