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Like all of us sinners, General Betrishchev was endowed with many virtues and many defects. Both the one and the other were scattered through him in a sort of picturesque disorder. Self-sacrifice, magnanimity in decisive moments, courage, intelligence--and with all that, a generous mixture of self-love, ambition, vanity, petty personal ticklishness, and a good many of those things which a man simply cannot do without.

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Classic of '43. Don't knock it. A Vintage year.

Classic of '43. Don't knock it. A Vintage year.
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If you follow the herd, people may mistake you for a cow.

If you follow the herd, people may mistake you for a cow.
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The correspondence testifies to the frailty of human longings, to the proce

The correspondence testifies to the frailty of human longings, to the process of how something precious can turn fatal, a reality become illusion. We are reminded that love should be cherished when it comes your way, because no matter in what form it arri
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I'm really hopeful about the future of space exploration and human spacefli

I'm really hopeful about the future of space exploration and human spaceflight. Civilization as we know it has been defined by exploration. You know, we need to go off and find out what's around the next corner and what's just beyond what we already know.
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What you want in a mentor is someone who truly cares for you and who will l

What you want in a mentor is someone who truly cares for you and who will look after your interests and not just their own. When you do come across the right person to mentor you, start by showing them that the time they spend with you is worthwhile.
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Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
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The only jobs kids have are to do well in school, to be charming and polite

The only jobs kids have are to do well in school, to be charming and polite, and be thankful. That's it. I'll house you, protect you, I'll even give my life for you, and in return, you will behave.
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I'm exploring the maturity, the wisdom that just comes from having gone aro

I'm exploring the maturity, the wisdom that just comes from having gone around the sun 50 times. My experience is, 'Oh, I'm never really going to get it right. I'm never going to get it done. But that's not the point here.' The point is the journey.
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To expand your world, love everyone even when no one is perfect.

To expand your world, love everyone even when no one is perfect.
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You can be with the 'truth' or you can cheat yourself by believing the big

You can be with the 'truth' or you can cheat yourself by believing the big lie in front of you is the 'truth'. Those who are with the 'truth' are a minority, whom you may call Utopians.
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Take the road less travelled. Get lost if you must, because only in losing

Take the road less travelled. Get lost if you must, because only in losing yourself will you find your true path...
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Marriage equality is coming, and not merely to a theater near you.

Marriage equality is coming, and not merely to a theater near you.
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