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This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.

True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.

Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born.

We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.

We are not what we are, nor do we treat or esteem each other for such, but for what we are capable of being.

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness.

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.

We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.

We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.


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