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Where an open war is impossible, oppression can continue quietly behind the scenes. Terrorism. Guerrilla warfare, violence, prisons, concentration camps. I ask you: Is this peace?The true antipode of peace is violence. And those who want peace in the world should remove not only war from the world but also violence. If there is no open war but there is still violence, that is not peace.

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And I'd started thinking about my mother's last weeks--the way she'd drifte

And I'd started thinking about my mother's last weeks--the way she'd drifted listlessly about the house in her dressing gown, cigarettes in one hand, glass of something strong-smelling in the other.
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The belief that every living thing has an individual soul is called animism

The belief that every living thing has an individual soul is called animism. (Anima, which means 'soul,' is also the root of the word 'animal.') Anthropologists have found this belief to be universal in children, though the children themselves don't think
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I wish the music business was a much easier thing, but you know what? Nothi

I wish the music business was a much easier thing, but you know what? Nothing easy is worth anything. So it is what it is. There comes a time when things can work out and everybody can be happy. And that's what it's all about in the end - everybody being
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The silence of the night awakens my soul

The silence of the night awakens my soul
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When you don’t learn the best, you will teach the worst.

When you don’t learn the best, you will teach the worst.
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I really wondered why people were always doing what they didn't like doing.

I really wondered why people were always doing what they didn't like doing. It seemed like life was a sort of narrowing tunnel. Right when you were born, the tunnel was huge. You could be anything. Then, like, the absolute second you were born, the tunnel
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For ya, love, I will be anything ya want... even a potato.

For ya, love, I will be anything ya want... even a potato.
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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he h

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
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Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not dest

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
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Images are not quite ideas, they are stiller than that, with less implicati

Images are not quite ideas, they are stiller than that, with less implication outside themselves. And they are not myth, they do not have the explanatory power; they are nearer to pure story. Nor are they always metaphors; they do not say this is that, th
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The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you chang

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little.
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Often, we think that things are the way they are because of intelligent des

Often, we think that things are the way they are because of intelligent design - because somebody super-smart, or some group of academics, came up with the best system ever to do XYZ. Actually, things are often the way they are because of an accident of h
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