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In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible.~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Elizabeth II (1926 - ____) British ruler
"Christmas address, 25 Dec 1954."

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"But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will."...Matthew Arnold. [now that's what I call poetic]
 
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All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
~Joseph Conrad



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Ambition fortifies the will of man to become ruler over other men: it operates with deception, cajolery, and violence, it is the action of impurity upon impurity.~T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral

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No amount of cajolery , and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.... So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960), British Labour politician. Speech, July 4, 1948, Manchester. Quoted in Times (London, July 5, 1948).

Referring to the social policies of the Conservative Party, which "condemned millions of first-class people to semi-starvation." Bevan's words, which formed part of his speech to inaugurate the National Health Service, provoked widespread criticism by the press and embarrassment within his own party.

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"But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will."...Matthew Arnold. [now that's what I call poetic]
 
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There's always the same amount of good luck and bad luck in the world. If one person doesn't get the bad luck, somebody else will have to get it in their place. There's always the same amount of good and evil, too. We can't eradicate evil, we can only evict it, force it to move across town. And when evil moves, some good always goes with it. But we can never alter the ratio of good to evil. All we can do is keep things stirred up so neither good nor evil solidifies. That's when things get scary. Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top.
~ Katiesays Tom Robbins



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Most people don't know that I am an accomplished dramatic actor... But I've performed in several Shakespeare productions including Hamlet, except in this version, Hamlet lives in an apartment with two women, and has to pretend he's gay so that the landlord won't evict him.~John Ritter

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Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
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The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson



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Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.
Natalie Clifford Barney (1876 - 1972) US author
"In The Ultimate Success Quotations Library, 1997."

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"But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will."...Matthew Arnold. [now that's what I call poetic]
 
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Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.~Honore de Balzac

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Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

~ William Hutchinson Murray



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Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.~William Hazlitt

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Nature's law says that the strong must prevent the weak from living, but only in a newspaper article or textbook can this be packaged into a comprehensible thought. In the soup of everyday life, in the mixture of minutia from which human relations are woven, it is not a law. It is a logical incongruity when both strong and weak fall victim to their mutual relations, unconsciously subservient to some unknown guiding power that stands outside of life, irrelevant to man.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Korolev's thoughts in Episode from a Practice, Works, vol. 10, p. 82, "Nauka" (1976).

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I cannot imagine a context that would some day, in some manner, make the monstrous crime of September 11 an understandable or comprehensible political act.~Jurgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher

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The universe appears to me like an immense, inexorable torture-garden. Passions, greed, hatred, and lies; law, social institutions, justice, love, glory, heroism, and religion: these are its monstrous flowers and its hideous instruments of eternal human suffering.

~ Octave Mirbeau



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"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities."
James Baldwin (1924 - 1987) US "novelist, essayist"
"Nobody Knows My Name, ""The Discovery of What it Means to Be an American"" (1961)."

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Continue to express your dissent and your needs, but remember to remain civilized, for you will sorely miss civilization if it is sacrified in the turbulence of change.
~ Will Durant



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The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.~Jimmy Carter

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Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation.
~ George Washington



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