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Roman history was kind of unavoidable where I was growing up. It was everywhere - all the place names and ruins and forts. My dad's a history buff, and I spent a lot of time on Hadrian's Wall. I became fascinated by the idea of what was so terrifying up there that the Romans built a 60-mile long, 30ft high stone wall to keep it out?

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What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: elementary kindness.

What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: elementary kindness.
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Happy but isn't the human factor what connexus a deeply to our past will fu

Happy but isn't the human factor what connexus a deeply to our past will future generations care as much for chronologies and casualty statistics as they would for the personal accounts of individuals not so different from themselves.
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Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world

Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.
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It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
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Jean Thompson's short-story collection 'Who Do You Love' is a beautiful boo

Jean Thompson's short-story collection 'Who Do You Love' is a beautiful book, but a hell of a sad one.
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I've gotten to know a lot of great people here in all the different sports.

I've gotten to know a lot of great people here in all the different sports. It's fun. It's fun to get involved where you live. And this is where I live. I'm a registered voter here. I have my Wisconsin driver's license.
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Either God is real or he isn't

Either God is real or he isn't
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...The miracle is not to walk on water or in thin air, but to walk on Earth

...The miracle is not to walk on water or in thin air, but to walk on Earth. Walk in such a way that you become fully alive and joy and happiness are possible. That is the miracle that everyone can perform.... If you have mindfulness, concentration, and i
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The best books — like the best music or television or movies or comics or v

The best books — like the best music or television or movies or comics or video games — can challenge us and force us to think or perceive aspects of life that we may prefer to avoid. In a sense, they threaten us.
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When writing for the page, the focus is on the design - how the words appea

When writing for the page, the focus is on the design - how the words appear on the page. I try to make it as direct and simple as possible.
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I didn't want to do it,' Kiala said. 'The universe just kind of conspired t

I didn't want to do it,' Kiala said. 'The universe just kind of conspired to force me to make a fool of myself. It does that quite a lot, actually.
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Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percen

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.
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