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At the age of 12 I won the school prize for Best English Essay. The prize was a copy of Somerset Maugham's 'Introduction To Modern English And American Literature.' To this day I keep it on the shelf between my collection of Forester's works and the little urn that contains my mother's ashes.

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this observation leads Rozin to a stunning conclusion: "Disgust is the basi

this observation leads Rozin to a stunning conclusion: "Disgust is the basic emotion of civilization.
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Marriage, in my view, should be a balanced stalemate between equal adversar

Marriage, in my view, should be a balanced stalemate between equal adversaries.
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If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effecti

If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.
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When I am not paying attention to my children, they appear to desperately n

When I am not paying attention to my children, they appear to desperately need it. When I am giving them my full attention, they seem just as happy to play by themselves. It is as though they need to be certain of my attention in order to play their own g
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The challenge for each of us is to find out who we are and to live our way

The challenge for each of us is to find out who we are and to live our way into our own calling.we do this by paying close attention to all aspects of life as they unfold in the present moment.
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Be yourself, DO NOT ACT.

Be yourself, DO NOT ACT.
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People want us, or want us dead, because of what we are, not who we are. It

People want us, or want us dead, because of what we are, not who we are. It's hard.
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Relentless criticism in childhood can internalize a parental scorn that no

Relentless criticism in childhood can internalize a parental scorn that no amount of success will silence.
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Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
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The fact that you are even here, alive, on this planet is a mathematical mi

The fact that you are even here, alive, on this planet is a mathematical miracle, and you should not spend the time that you have being busy being miserable.
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Some people just couldn't commit to their own health. Instead they wasted t

Some people just couldn't commit to their own health. Instead they wasted their energy worrying about things they could do nothing about.
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a person who tries to use reasoning to explain faith gets lost in the wilde

a person who tries to use reasoning to explain faith gets lost in the wilderness of incomprehension.
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