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All knowledge or form conception is evoked through the medium of the eye, either in response to disturbances directly received on the retina or to their fainter secondary effects and reverberations. Other sense organs can only call forth feelings which have no reality of existence and of which no conception can be formed.

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I'm not ashamed of heroic ambitions. If man and woman can only dance upon t

I'm not ashamed of heroic ambitions. If man and woman can only dance upon this earth for a few countable turns of the sun... let each of us be an Artemis, Odysseus, or Zeus... Aphrodite to the extent of the will of each one.
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That single thought is enough. The impulse increases to a wish, the wish to

That single thought is enough. The impulse increases to a wish, the wish to a desire, the desire to an uncontrollable longing, and the longing (to the deep regret and mortification of the speaker, and in defiance of all consequences,) is indulged.
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We’re too often guilty of thinking that our parents arrived on this planet

We’re too often guilty of thinking that our parents arrived on this planet as fully functioning adults on the day that we were born. That they don’t have pasts of their own prior to our birth. That the father is not also a son, that the mother is not also
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Darkness well ahead is better than darkness close by, because you can find

Darkness well ahead is better than darkness close by, because you can find a way to avoid the former! Search the horizons to see the storms ahead.
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She flooded my thoughts. I drowned in peace.

She flooded my thoughts. I drowned in peace.
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I began a poem in lines of one syllable. It's rather difficult, but the mer

I began a poem in lines of one syllable. It's rather difficult, but the merit of all things lies in their difficulty. The subject matter is gallant. I'll read you the first canto; it's four hundred verses long and takes one minute.
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If you don’t like your appearance, then change it, but don’t keep doing not

If you don’t like your appearance, then change it, but don’t keep doing nothing and then complaining about it, because it’s bo
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He said, I always thought the woman I’d marry would hit me easy, in a bolt

He said, I always thought the woman I’d marry would hit me easy, in a bolt of lightning, and there is not lightning there is not even thunder there is not even rain.
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I can't believe that out of a hundred thousand sperm you were the quickest

I can't believe that out of a hundred thousand sperm you were the quickest.
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Before success can truly become routine, there must be that transition from

Before success can truly become routine, there must be that transition from that wanting/hoping to have success toward honestly knowing you can earn success with your talents and work ethic.
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I took on pension reform, health care reform, and leave reform - all of tho

I took on pension reform, health care reform, and leave reform - all of those tough issues that so many elected officials prefer to kick down the road to the next generation. But that's not who I am. I am not persuaded by what is politically popular but w
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The problem would not exist if I asked beforehand. Hence, it is vital to as

The problem would not exist if I asked beforehand. Hence, it is vital to ask honest questions (even if it sounds "stupid") rather than making assumptions. Everybody makes mistakes; the good news is that everything can be fixed.
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