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Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

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The earth was a grave: our life was lent to it by its elements and had to b

The earth was a grave: our life was lent to it by its elements and had to be returned: a time came when the simple elements seemed to long for release from the complicated forms of life, when every element of every cell said, "Enough!" The planet was our
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Celebrate people and love them even at their lowest point

Celebrate people and love them even at their lowest point
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It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.

It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
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New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a bu

New York was a city where you could be frozen to death in the midst of a busy street and nobody would notice.
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If I am to be a skeleton in a box buried deep into the ground, I pray you w

If I am to be a skeleton in a box buried deep into the ground, I pray you will be the dust that rests atop my bones.
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Prayer is for every moment of our lives, not just for times of suffering or

Prayer is for every moment of our lives, not just for times of suffering or joy. Prayer is really a place, a place where you meet God in genuine conversation.
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The anvil is hard so that it can help shape the blade. If life were easy, w

The anvil is hard so that it can help shape the blade. If life were easy, we would all be soft and misshapen shards of metal, tossed into a bin.
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Anne reveled in the world of color about her."Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed o

Anne reveled in the world of color about her."Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from
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It is mainly by resisting authority that the individual defines himself. Th

It is mainly by resisting authority that the individual defines himself. This is why authorities--whether parental, priestly, political, or psychiatric--must be careful how and where they assert themselves; for while it is true that the more they assert t
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Are people innately altruistic?" is the wrong kind of question to ask. Peop

Are people innately altruistic?" is the wrong kind of question to ask. People are people, and they respond to incentives. They can nearly always be manipulated--for good or ill--if only you find the right levers.
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Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only fr

Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.
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It is the sweat of the servants that make their squire look smart.

It is the sweat of the servants that make their squire look smart.
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