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A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

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For a long time I thought I could deal with my anger and hostility on my ow

For a long time I thought I could deal with my anger and hostility on my own. But I couldn't. I denied that it had affected me, and yet I was so frantic on the inside with other people: I needed to be constantly reassured.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

...the holy men sat in an atmospherereeking of antiquity, so thick with the

...the holy men sat in an atmospherereeking of antiquity, so thick with thedust of ages that you can't see through it--nor can they.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of criticism around you. Don't pay attention to what they sa

There is a lot of criticism around you. Don't pay attention to what they say or think...As long as you are gratified for what you do, what do you care what other people think?
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Roger Bacon held that three classes of substance were capable of magic: the

Roger Bacon held that three classes of substance were capable of magic: the herbal, the mineral, and the verbal. With their leaves of fiber, their inks of copperas and soot, and their words, books are an amalgam of the three.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

It was never just about the money.

It was never just about the money.
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You will be my thunder. I'll be your lightning. Even the heavens will rage

You will be my thunder. I'll be your lightning. Even the heavens will rage with jealousy.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
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It hurt her to stir up these feelings, but yet she knew that that was the b

It hurt her to stir up these feelings, but yet she knew that that was the best part of her soul, and that that part of her soul would quickly be smothered in the life she was leading.
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A chronic poet should always be an inveterate nature-lover.

A chronic poet should always be an inveterate nature-lover.
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If people can't acknowledge the wisdom of indigenous cultures, then that's

If people can't acknowledge the wisdom of indigenous cultures, then that's their loss.
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Some ghost of myself still lived back in the days when we'd shared a bed an

Some ghost of myself still lived back in the days when we'd shared a bed and talked of the future. But that love we'd had and those selves we'd been were gone, placed in a box like old photographs and letters you'd never read again.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

What better time to be kind to a beautiful stranger than when she’s weak, a

What better time to be kind to a beautiful stranger than when she’s weak, and rocking a schnoz like the Godfather?
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