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"The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man." --Confucius

"I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way." ~ Carl Sandburg

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to find it yourself." --Benjamin Franklin

"There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you."- Maya Angelou

'"I don't talk things, sir," said Faber. "I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I'm alive."'--Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

"'The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies."'--Faber, Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."-- Oscar Wilde

"True literature can exist only when it is created, not by diligent and trustworthy functionaries, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels, and skeptics."--Yevgeny Zamyatin

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Sefishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live."--Oscar Wilde

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."--Susan B. Anthony

"To believe in God or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information with. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself."--Sophy Burnham

"We have just enough religion to make us hate one another, but not enough to make us love one another."--Jonathan Swift

"Heaven for climate. Hell for company. "--Mark Twain

"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."--Blaise Pascal

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