lgd45
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Traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Unitarian, Native American, Universal Ethics, Freethought
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Live Simply, Love Generously, Learn Constantly

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Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say let your affairs be as one, two, three and to a hundred or a thousand. We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.

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The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

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The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

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Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.

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There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.

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We are what we are because of the hard work, insights and achievements of countless others.

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Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
by Karen Armstrong
Page p. 152
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Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.

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Growing older is like climbing a mountain: the higher you get, the more strength you need, but the further you see.

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Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

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