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As a young boy, I was taught in high school that hacking was cool.

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No sword Of wrath her right arm whirl'd,But one poor poet's scroll, and wit

No sword Of wrath her right arm whirl'd,But one poor poet's scroll, and with his word She shook the world.
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You look back on some little decision you made and realize all the things t

You look back on some little decision you made and realize all the things that happened because of it, and you think to yourself "if only I'd known," but, of course, you couldn't have known.
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Because of the dog's joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift.

Because of the dog's joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like wi
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Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through R

Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt.
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There is a major problem with reliance on placebos, like most vitamins and

There is a major problem with reliance on placebos, like most vitamins and antioxidants. Everyone gets upset about Big Science, Big Pharma, but they love Big Placebo.
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There's never been an act done since the beginning, from a kid stealing can

There's never been an act done since the beginning, from a kid stealing candy to a dictator committing genocide, that the person doing it didn't think he was fully justified. That's a mental trick called rationalizing, and it's done the human race more ha
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I forgot my purse of laughter when I dressed this mornin'," she told me. "H

I forgot my purse of laughter when I dressed this mornin'," she told me. "Have you not bought anythin' the last few days? Prices have gone up. Pay or starve, it's all one to me.
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If somebody tell you.... Always you to tell the truth, tell him... in the e

If somebody tell you.... Always you to tell the truth, tell him... in the end both = Same result.... as for others reasons; I think I said too much.
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The bible should be taught so early and so thoroughly that it sinks straigh

The bible should be taught so early and so thoroughly that it sinks straight to the bottom of the mind where everything that comes along can settle on it.
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The bar . . . is an exercise in solitude. Above all else, it must be quiet,

The bar . . . is an exercise in solitude. Above all else, it must be quiet, dark, very comfortable - and, contrary to modern mores, no music of any kind, no matter how faint. In sum, there should be no more than a dozen tables, and a client that doesn't l
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All our efforts to guard and guide our children may just get in the way of

All our efforts to guard and guide our children may just get in the way of the one thing they need most from us: to be deeply loved yet left alone so they can try a new skill, new slang, new style, new flip-flops. So they can trip a few times, make mistak
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We watch the sky, we watch it alive and we watch it die, looking for signs.

We watch the sky, we watch it alive and we watch it die, looking for signs. We live like wind, with hope in wings that we will get there, never sooner or never later, but at a right time.
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