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Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
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John Jay Chapman Quotes

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The rancher strings barbed wire across the range, drills wells and bulldozes stock ponds everywhere, drives off the elk and antelope and bighorn sheep, poisons coyotes and prairie dogs, shoots eagle and bear and cougar on sight, supplants the native bluestem and grama grass with tumbleweed, cow shit, cheat grass, snakeweed, anthills, poverty weed, mud and dust and flies - and then leans back and smiles broadly at the Tee Vee cameras and tells us how much he loves the West.
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Edward Abbey Quotes

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What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.
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Albert Einstein Quotes

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Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.
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Malcolm Gladwell Quotes

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The act of bellringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
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Ezra Pound Quotes

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The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
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Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes

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We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
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Carl Sagan Quotes

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Sisters may share the same mother and father but appear to come from different families.
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Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
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Erich Fromm Quotes

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There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
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Washington Irving Quotes

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Friendship multiplies the good in life and divides the evil.
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Baltasar Gracian Quotes

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Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the crimes, follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother's wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women.
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Lemony Snicket Quotes

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There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
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Winston Churchill Quotes

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Wars teach us not to love our enemies but to hate our allies.
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Relativity applies to physics, not ethics.
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Albert Einstein Quotes

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All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. In my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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If men were equally at risk from this condition - if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains - then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.
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Barbara Ehrenreich Quotes

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The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
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Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

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Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
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Ed Howe Quotes

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They need to worry and betray time with urgencies false and otherwise, purely anxious and whiny, their souls really won't be at peace unless they can latch on to an established and proven worry and having once found it they assume facial expressions to fit and go with it, which is, you see, unhappiness, and all the time it all flies by them and they know it and that too worries them no end.
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Jack Kerouac Quotes

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