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Rich people show their appreciation through favors. When everyone you know has more money than they know what to do with, money stops being a useful transactional tool. So instead you offer favors. Deals. Quid pro quos. Things that involve personal involvement rather than money. Because when you're that rich, your personal time is your limiting factor.

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Understand that religion, at least western versions of it, rests on a type

Understand that religion, at least western versions of it, rests on a type of thinking called Revelation. This mode holds that truths concerning the workings of reality are hidden, masked by, through or behind a deity such that only a few privileged souls
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His mom always said that trust was something you earned. And it wasn't some

His mom always said that trust was something you earned. And it wasn't something you gave easy. Too often, it was a tool your enemies used to hurt you with. 'Give them nothing, baby. Not until you have no choice. The world is harsh and it is cold. People
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When I came home, I was asked to put my pictures in a photo exhibit at the

When I came home, I was asked to put my pictures in a photo exhibit at the Cinematography College ... my pictures won first prize. I began to ask myself what I was doing, and why. A few months after the exhibit, I dropped out of college, left my wife and
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The radicals assumed that acting was more important than speaking. Talking

The radicals assumed that acting was more important than speaking. Talking and writing books, Winstanley insisted, is 'all nothing and must die; for action is the life of all, and if thou dost not act, thou dost nothing.' It is a thought worth pondering b
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And then heard Detective Ryan’s pleased voice talking about Eli, about kill

And then heard Detective Ryan’s pleased voice talking about Eli, about killers who’ve gone free: “They have to tell,” he’d saidWell, apparently so.But why? What is it that comes from the telling?Some of it must be relief, of course. A secret weighs on us,
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When we read tales of atrocity, we all want to be the one who stood firm, w

When we read tales of atrocity, we all want to be the one who stood firm, who would not bend, who shouted the truth in the face of the dictator.Vsevolod Meyerhold came as close as anyone to achieving this. It is important to know of the full horror of his
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Sir Isaac Newton gave the extraterrestrials their biggest shot in the arm w

Sir Isaac Newton gave the extraterrestrials their biggest shot in the arm when he embraced the infinite universe as the basis for his hugely influential system of physics. Even so, the aliens of the early modern period remained creatures of philosophy rat
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I believe there's still room for the dream a lot of people in the industry

I believe there's still room for the dream a lot of people in the industry have - to design and build your own cars.
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Trust is a good way to get oneself killed

Trust is a good way to get oneself killed
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Tomorrow camewith the illusion of todayeven more fleeting than yesterdayit

Tomorrow camewith the illusion of todayeven more fleeting than yesterdayit camelike it always comesand wentlike it’s always gonelike a favorite song in its final secondsTomorrow came and leftleaving nothingnothing...but a familiarlingeringsense of loss be
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Many great people have experienced some kind of failure. They build on the

Many great people have experienced some kind of failure. They build on the lessons from failing to become great.
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Many a man in love with a dimple makes a mistake of marrying the whole girl

Many a man in love with a dimple makes a mistake of marrying the whole girl.
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