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As I got older and started moving up the ranking, the matches got more important, and my emotions ratcheted up. I guess I hid my real feelings behind the anger.

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Entrepreneurs can't forecast accurately, because they are trying something

Entrepreneurs can't forecast accurately, because they are trying something fundamentally new. So they will often be laughably behind plan - and on the brink of success.
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She would drink until the trembling stopped. Then she would wilt over the p

She would drink until the trembling stopped. Then she would wilt over the piano like one of Celia's spinaches when Tam Lin forgot to water the garden.
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We cannot choose our circumstances, but we can choose how we handle them.

We cannot choose our circumstances, but we can choose how we handle them.
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A poet is a blind optimist.The world is against him formany reasons. But th

A poet is a blind optimist.The world is against him formany reasons. But thepoet persists. He believesthat he is on the right track,no matter what any of his fellow men say. In hiseternal search for truth, thepoet is alone.He tries to be timeless in a soc
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[On Schopenhauer in Black and White] Schopenhauer's views of love are flawe

[On Schopenhauer in Black and White] Schopenhauer's views of love are flawed. Love can't be merely an illusion of the mind to aid in procreation, but the path to redemption for an otherwise violently selfish species. Past human greatness has proven that w
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I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.

I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.
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It is not unpatriotic to acknowledge America’s faults. No country is perfec

It is not unpatriotic to acknowledge America’s faults. No country is perfect… We can’t reach the top of the mountain if we don’t fix the injustice and confront our lies.
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I think day care is terrific. Kids get to be around other kids, and they're

I think day care is terrific. Kids get to be around other kids, and they're playing, and they're teaching each other. When I was in college, my summer job was being a preschool teacher. I loved it, and after that experience, I said I can't wait to put my
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The liberation from ignorance and tyranny was a long war, because the oppre

The liberation from ignorance and tyranny was a long war, because the oppressors always had the advantage. They smooth-talked the masses with lies and promises.
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In modern society the term "no" have changed meaning. It now seems to be an

In modern society the term "no" have changed meaning. It now seems to be an abbreviation for "Negotiations Open".
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After college, I went on a real big classics kick. Read everything by Faulk

After college, I went on a real big classics kick. Read everything by Faulkner, Hemingway, Woolf, Proust, Dostoevsky. And that classics train dropped me off at 'Dracula.' Halfway through it, I understood I'd never be going back, never 'leaving' the genre
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Just think: in all the clean, beautiful reaches of the solar system, our pl

Just think: in all the clean, beautiful reaches of the solar system, our planet alone is a blot; our planet alone has death.
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