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An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.

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When a confident woman allows you to take over the care of her, you’re both

When a confident woman allows you to take over the care of her, you’re both elevated to a higher level.
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Language leads a double life - and so does the novelist. You chat with fami

Language leads a double life - and so does the novelist. You chat with family and friends, you attend to your correspondence, you consult menus and shopping lists, you observe road signs, and so on. Then you enter your study, where language exists in quit
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The riot screws did not stop there, they dragged him down the corridor wher

The riot screws did not stop there, they dragged him down the corridor where ten other nameless screws repeatedly coshed him over the head and face and body. Dingus by now was totally out cold, he had received the equivalent injuries of someone who was in
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If I preached unity, I must act like a unifier, even at the risk of perhaps

If I preached unity, I must act like a unifier, even at the risk of perhaps alienating some of my own colleagues.
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Students of media are persistently attacked as evaders, idly concentrating

Students of media are persistently attacked as evaders, idly concentrating on means or processes rather than on 'substance'. The dramatic and rapid changes of 'substance' elude these accusers. Survival is not possible if one approaches his environment, th
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Society will always do better where citizens have a belief in justice, hono

Society will always do better where citizens have a belief in justice, honour and private morality. Where individuals are reduced to the satisfaction of personal appetites society will decline. The need to preserve society is at the very heart of conserva
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The beauty of existence is a passionate sacred-life.

The beauty of existence is a passionate sacred-life.
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Blessing others is easy when done through love

Blessing others is easy when done through love
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I get some of my ideas from watching my three daughters, but most of them c

I get some of my ideas from watching my three daughters, but most of them come from my own memories of growing up. I can remember how romantic I was, not just about love, but romance in the classic sense - the romantic ideals: of honor and truth, of loyal
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Timid people always reek their peevishness on the gentle.

Timid people always reek their peevishness on the gentle.
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Older age has taught one crucial lesson about life. It has taught me that r

Older age has taught one crucial lesson about life. It has taught me that regardless of where I've been I still have much to see and despite every fall I still haven't experienced it all.
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The quest for power is strange in that, once the quest has begun, the desti

The quest for power is strange in that, once the quest has begun, the destination always seems to shift ever further away. What power one has is never enough; whatever happiness one had turns to bitterness.
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