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A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.

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The rhythm of a New York summer is passionate and powerful, evoking a rapid

The rhythm of a New York summer is passionate and powerful, evoking a rapid calypso, with July being the musical climax.
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there's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the w

there's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst.
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Many had suspected that the political disasters of the past few years had a

Many had suspected that the political disasters of the past few years had a hidden cause. The bloodiness of the French mob rule was something unnatural, with a pitiless and inhuman progression that had never been seen before.
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Ayahuasca is a fickle mistress—she likes it when you put out for her, make

Ayahuasca is a fickle mistress—she likes it when you put out for her, make a show of it, and put some effort in. But ayahuasca is also a plant medicine, and as such she reads you and what you need, and that changes every time, both as you progress on the
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To start any thing is like to breathe in open air, to complete it is like t

To start any thing is like to breathe in open air, to complete it is like to breathe in no air.
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You've been halfway living your life for too long. May was saying that when

You've been halfway living your life for too long. May was saying that when it's time to die, go ahead and die, and when it's time to live, live. Don't sort-of-maybe live, but live like you're going all out, like you're not afraid.
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Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations can never be pred

Like the weather or bonds between lovers, transformations can never be predicted. All energy transmutes one day or another, in one way or another. Either in its form or composition, or in its position or disposition.
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Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriat

Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we s
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Capitalism, after all, is no fun when real failure becomes a possibility.

Capitalism, after all, is no fun when real failure becomes a possibility.
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Republicans know well that a change of rhetorical pace is necessary. But ef

Republicans know well that a change of rhetorical pace is necessary. But efforts by their leaders to damp down the bellicosity of newly elected Tea Party types is running into the fact that the Tea Partiers have only the high volume setting on their ampli
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God dances with the outcast.

God dances with the outcast.
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Science has explained nothing the more we know the more fantastic the world

Science has explained nothing the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.
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