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Funerals
Engrave this Quote Funeral Blues

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Gambling (Gaming)
Engrave this Quote No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.
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Genius
Engrave this Quote Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
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God
Engrave this Quote God is Love, we are taught as children to believe. But when we first begin to get some inkling of how He loves us, we are repelled; it seems so cold, indeed, not love at all as we understand the word.
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Healing
Engrave this Quote Healing, Papa would tell me, is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.
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Hell
Engrave this Quote One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
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Honesty
Engrave this Quote Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.
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Humor
Engrave this Quote Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
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Identity
Engrave this Quote Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
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Intelligence
Engrave this Quote To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say, is a keen observer of life. The word Intellectual suggests straight away. A man who's untrue to his wife.
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Kindness
Engrave this Quote It is... axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction.
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Leadership
Engrave this Quote All poets adore explosions, thunderstorms, tornadoes, conflagrations, ruins, scenes of spectacular carnage. The poetic imagination is therefore not at all a desirable quality in a chief of state.
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Legacy
Engrave this Quote Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.
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Letters (writing)
Engrave this Quote And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
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Love
Engrave this Quote We must love one another or die.
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Engrave this Quote We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our country because such affections come naturally to us and are good in themselves, although we may corrupt them. We are commanded to love our neighbor because our natural attitude toward the other is one of either indifference or hostility.
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Engrave this Quote A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
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Manners
Engrave this Quote Of course, behaviorism works. So does torture. Give me a no-nonsense, down-to-earth behaviorist, a few drugs, and simple electrical appliances, and in six months I will have him reciting the Athanasian Creed in public.
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Marriage
Engrave this Quote Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.
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Mathematics
Engrave this Quote How happy the lot of the mathematician! He is judged solely by his peers, and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival can ever win a reputation he does not deserve. No cashier writes a letter to the press complaining about the incomprehensibility of Modern Mathematics and comparing it unfavorably with the good old days when mathematicians were content to paper irregularly shaped rooms and fill bathtubs without closing the waste pipe.
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Media
Engrave this Quote What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
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-W. H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand (1962)
Men
Engrave this Quote Left to itself the masculine imagination has very little appreciation for the here and now; it prefers to dwell on what is absent, on what has been or may be. If men are more punctual than women, it is because they know that, without the external discipline of clock time, they would never get anything done.
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Engrave this Quote The masculine imagination lives in a state of perpetual revolt against the limitations of human life. In theological terms, one might say that all men, left to themselves, become gnostics. They may swagger like peacocks, but in their heart of hearts they all think sex an indignity and wish they could beget themselves on themselves. Hence the aggressive hostility toward women so manifest in most club-car stories.
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Men & Women
Engrave this Quote What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social intercourse. There are three cardinal rules -- don't take somebody else's boyfriend unless you've been specifically invited to do so, don't take a drink without being asked, and keep a scrupulous accounting in financial matters.
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Mind, the
Engrave this Quote The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
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