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A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.

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What about falling?' I asked. 'If you fall, you fall.' Elodin shrugged. 'So

What about falling?' I asked. 'If you fall, you fall.' Elodin shrugged. 'Sometimes falling teaches us things too. In dreams you often fall before you wake.
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In late 1949, at two and a half years old, I arrived in Jamaica for the fir

In late 1949, at two and a half years old, I arrived in Jamaica for the first time. I had crossed the Atlantic by air from England. My Jamaican father was studying in London, my European mother was sick, and so in true Jamaican style I was sent home to my
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Consider this: I can go to Antarctica and get cash from an ATM without a gl

Consider this: I can go to Antarctica and get cash from an ATM without a glitch, but should I fall ill during my travels, a hospital there could not access my medical records or know what medications I am on.
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I must apologize for calling so late," said he, "and I must further beg you

I must apologize for calling so late," said he, "and I must further beg you to be so unconventional as to allow me to leave your house presently by scrambling over your back garden wall.
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Sapphires for my bride-to-be and a severed head for the king my brother," s

Sapphires for my bride-to-be and a severed head for the king my brother," said Duke Richard cheerfully. "As St Paul pointed out, gifts may vary but the spirit is the same. In the present instance, a spirit of goodwill.
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To make the State your god is to worship an idol, for the State is a man-ma

To make the State your god is to worship an idol, for the State is a man-made creation arising naturally out of tribal communion; but the soul, if such there be, is a god-made miracle and above all national or patriotic standards – the supreme and eternal
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What is the benefit of egoism? It is only through the benefit of egoism tha

What is the benefit of egoism? It is only through the benefit of egoism that people get their daughters married, get their sons married, walk around as a father and say ‘mine, mine’! The entire world is enjoying the benefit of egoism. The Gnanis (Self-rea
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A word is not the same with one writer as it is with another. One tears it

A word is not the same with one writer as it is with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.
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Start living right here, in each present moment. When we stop dwelling on t

Start living right here, in each present moment. When we stop dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, we're open to rich sources of information we've been missing out on—information that can keep us out of the downward spiral and poised for a r
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Two wrongs do not make a right.

Two wrongs do not make a right.
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If you are only ‘moral’ or only ‘sincere’, even then you will go to moksha!

If you are only ‘moral’ or only ‘sincere’, even then you will go to moksha!
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Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and

Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of one's stomach the separation from terra... these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known...
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