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The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not ex

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
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It occurred to me almost constantly in the South that had I lived there I w

It occurred to me almost constantly in the South that had I lived there I would have been an eccentric and full of anger, and I wondered what form the anger would have taken. Would I have taken up causes, or would I have simply knifed somebody?
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If the presidential nominating process were an international sports competi

If the presidential nominating process were an international sports competition, one would assume that top officials of both parties were taking envelopes of cash from town chairs in Durham and precinct captains in Waterloo.
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You know, if you're a human and living on the planet, it doesn't matter wha

You know, if you're a human and living on the planet, it doesn't matter what you do; you are not immune to the challenges, the trials, the difficulty. And that fact that I happen to be a coach and a minister and a spiritual teacher doesn't mean anything.
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When you stir your rice pudding, Septimus, the spoonful of jam spreads itse

When you stir your rice pudding, Septimus, the spoonful of jam spreads itself round making red trails like the picture of a meteor in my astronomical atlas. But if you stir backwards, the jam will not come together again. Indeed, the pudding does not noti
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A song and a smile from someone I cared about could be enough to distract m

A song and a smile from someone I cared about could be enough to distract me from all that darkness, if only for a little while.
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The enemy of love is not hate it is apathy.

The enemy of love is not hate it is apathy.
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In human character, simplicity doesn't exist except among simpletons.

In human character, simplicity doesn't exist except among simpletons.
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there're times when i suspect that the mind has a mind of its own. it shows

there're times when i suspect that the mind has a mind of its own. it shows us pictures. pictures of the past and the might-one-day-be. this mind's mind exerts its own will, too, and has its own voice
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Cease endlessly striving for what you would like to do and learn to love wh

Cease endlessly striving for what you would like to do and learn to love what must be done.
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The mind is in a sad state when Sleep, the all-involving, cannot confine he

The mind is in a sad state when Sleep, the all-involving, cannot confine her spectres within the dim region of her sway, but suffers them to break forth, affrighting this actual life with secrets that perchance belong to a deeper one.
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I felt stifled. Everything I looked at reminded me of myself.

I felt stifled. Everything I looked at reminded me of myself.
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