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I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. -James Baldwin, writer (2 Aug 1924-1987)

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-Sam Harris, author (b. 9 Apr 1967)

Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him. Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything -- anything -- be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in.

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A

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Albert Einstein

We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.

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B

Beings long to free themselves from misery, but misery itself they race to catch. We long for joy, but in our ignorance, destroy it, as we would a hated enemy.

- Shantideva

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D

Don't make excuses for nasty people. You can't put a flower in an asshole and call it a vase.

- unknown

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I

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.

- Lenny Bruce


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K

Knowing that life is short, enjoy it. Moment by Moment.

- Suzuki Roshi
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P

Pema Chödrön

Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look. ―

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Q

Quite frankly I talk about the fact that I'm a feminist as often as I can, and every time I do it gets huge reaction .... I will keep saying that until there is no more reaction to that when I say it, because that's where we want to get to.

- Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (b. 25 Dec 1971)

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T

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

-Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797)

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There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign.

- Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (13 Nov 1850-1894)

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U

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

-Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (14 Mar 1879-1955)
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W

We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are.

- Anais Nin

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Y

Yaa Gyasi

The family is like a forest: if you are outside it is dense; if you are inside you see that each tree has it's position.

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なんくるないさ〜

- Okinawan for it will be ok - something will happen.
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