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At 20, I realized that I could not possibly adjust to a feminine role as conceived by my father and asked him permission to engage in a professional career. In eight months I filled my gaps in Latin, Greek and mathematics, graduated from high school, and entered medical school in Turin.

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Homo economicus was surreptitiously taken as the emblem and analogue for al

Homo economicus was surreptitiously taken as the emblem and analogue for all living beings. A mechanistic anthropomorphism has gained currency. Bacteria are imagined to mimic "economic" behavior and to engage in internecine competition for the scarce oxyg
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Tell the Queen that there's been a robin red-breast hanging about Kotir gro

Tell the Queen that there's been a robin red-breast hanging about Kotir grounds. It flies down low and vanishes near the floor. Cludd thinks it might be something to do with those woodlanders. Now, I'm to say nothing to Fortunata or Ashleg...'I must tell
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It didn't take much prompting for Cariocas who were sick of living with vio

It didn't take much prompting for Cariocas who were sick of living with violence to advocate violence as a solution.
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If we go to war, it must only be with right on our side.

If we go to war, it must only be with right on our side.
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Any religion-based state has a mission to limit the minds of its people, to

Any religion-based state has a mission to limit the minds of its people, to fight the developments of history and logic, and to dumb down its citizens. It’s important to stand in the way of such a mentality, to deny it from continuing its mission to murde
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I try--without success--to stop finding reasons for vanity in anything. Whe

I try--without success--to stop finding reasons for vanity in anything. When I happen to manage it nonetheless, I feel that I no longer belong to the mortal gang. I am above everything then, above the gods themselves. Perhaps that is what death is: a sens
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You want to know what I’m going to do to you if you consent to playing with

You want to know what I’m going to do to you if you consent to playing with me tonight?” His hot breath tickled the shell of her ear. “Anything I want.
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If we all desire love and acceptance, shouldn't we love and accept all othe

If we all desire love and acceptance, shouldn't we love and accept all others?
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When she absently worried her bottom lip with one of her adorable little fa

When she absently worried her bottom lip with one of her adorable little fangs, he s
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Now the thought of forever makes me tired. Frightened. Sad. What is forever

Now the thought of forever makes me tired. Frightened. Sad. What is forever worth? When love is so fragile and even one human life so long?
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Much that for us is fraught with with happiness or misery, remains almost u

Much that for us is fraught with with happiness or misery, remains almost unnoticed by the rest of the world.
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Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
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