Factober

I could croak with no warning, and the only tragedy anyone would experience would be showing up on the last day of my estate sale simply to discover that all remaining items had copious amounts of dog hair on them.

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The legitimacy of the leadership depends on what that country thinks of its

The legitimacy of the leadership depends on what that country thinks of its leaders.
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As humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. We have plan

As humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. We have plans and aspirations and desires. We want to take constant advantage of all the intoxicating existence we've been endowed with. But what's life to a cell? Yet it's impulse to exist, t
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It's coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It's not just clima

It's coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It's not just climate change; it's sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doi
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Love, like addiction, removes all choices...

Love, like addiction, removes all choices...
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When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memor

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. If we always had smiled on the one who is gone, there would be no despair in our grief; and some sweetness would cling to our tears, reminiscen
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A man who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither.

A man who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither.
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No matter how fierce was the passion that gripped him, the fact is he was p

No matter how fierce was the passion that gripped him, the fact is he was paralyzed, transfixed by the contemplation of his own past. Only something so momentous as to drive from his consciousness all thoughts of before and after could have propelled him
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Call me crazy for asking this, but, um, are Lissa and I going with you?""No

Call me crazy for asking this, but, um, are Lissa and I going with you?""No""No?""No.
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A partial truth is the most common path to an entire lie.

A partial truth is the most common path to an entire lie.
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Little kids I don't mind. Every kid wants a pony. It's grown-ups that get m

Little kids I don't mind. Every kid wants a pony. It's grown-ups that get my robe in a knot. Stop with the begging, okay? Adore me for a change. Or give thanks. I like gratitude. Or ask for guidance. But oh, no. It's always the pony.
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This person was so much more special and wonderful inside than he knew. He

This person was so much more special and wonderful inside than he knew. He had always belonged in the light with me, no matter how lost in the dark he felt.
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Our preoccupation with goals, results, and the quick fix has separated us f

Our preoccupation with goals, results, and the quick fix has separated us from our own experiences.
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