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Advice
Engrave this Quote Better Counsel comes overnight.
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-Doris Lessing
Age
Engrave this Quote The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
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Books
Engrave this Quote Literature is analysis after the event.
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Cats
Engrave this Quote If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air.
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Crying
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Debt / Borrow / Loan
Engrave this Quote Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
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Education
Engrave this Quote In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
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Fame
Engrave this Quote Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.
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Heroes/Heroism
Engrave this Quote What is a hero without love for mankind.
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Humanity
Engrave this Quote Man who is he? Too bad, to be the work of God: Too good for the work of chance!
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Identity
Engrave this Quote It is terrible to destroy a person's picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
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Laughter
Engrave this Quote Laughter is by definition healthy.
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Learning
Engrave this Quote That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way.
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Love
Engrave this Quote What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate, that you don't need love when you do or that you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.
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Mistakes
Engrave this Quote Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
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Politics
Engrave this Quote Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.
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Prayer
Engrave this Quote A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.
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Professionalism
Engrave this Quote This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there's a layer of people who run everything. But we --we're just peasants. We don't understand what's going on, and we can't do anything.
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Science Fiction
Engrave this Quote Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
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Superstition
Engrave this Quote The worst superstition is to consider our own tolerable.
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Triviality, Pettiness
Engrave this Quote It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.
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