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    Less long this time (sorry about that), but maybe this time quality prevails over quantity?? Ah well, at least I like them...
    The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich, as well as the
    poor, to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal
    bread.
    -- Anatole France
    "I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people," said the man. "You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." He waved his thin hand toward the city and walked over to the window. "A great rolling sea of evil," he said, almost proprietorally. "Shallower in some places, of course, but deeper, oh so much deeper in others. But people like you put together little rafts of rules and vaguely good intentions and say, this is the opposite, this will triumph in the end. Amazing! ...Down there," he said, "are people who will follow any dragon, worship any god, ignore any iniquity. All out of a kind of humdrum, everyday badness. Not the really high, creative loathesomeness of the great sinners, but a sort of mass-produced darkness of the soul... They accept evil not because they say yes, but because they don't say no."
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    I do not mind lengths, the moderators might.
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    From a book I know:
    "The best thing for being sad", replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something.

    That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds.

    There is only one thing for it then - to learn."
    T.H. White, The Once and Future King
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Thanks Fingal! I knew that if you submitted a quote that it wold be brilliant. I have a picture of Merlin hanging up by my apartment door and now I have some words to put up next to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    Thanks Fingal! I knew that if you submitted a quote that it wold be brilliant. I have a picture of Merlin hanging up by my apartment door and now I have some words to put up next to it.
    You're very kind Lucky... That quote has been buzzing around in my brain for over a week for some reason. One of my favourite books too.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    "13 is an awkward age, too old to get tit, too young to get azzz".
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    The People under the stairs is a real good movie.
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    "God does not play dice." -Einstein (paraphrased translation)

    "He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know." -Tao Teh Ching (translation)

    "Sapere aude!" Latin, 'dare to know'. Written by Kant.
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    Danielsmw, I knew I had seen your translation somewhere. Hua-Ching Ni translates it thusly in number 56:

    One who knows does not speak. One who speaks does not know.
    The one who knows is the one whose doors are shut, whose openings are blocked, whose sharpness is blunted, and whose glare is softened.
    He is the one with the subtle truth of the universe.

    Thus you cannot get close to such a person by your love to do so.
    Nor can you keep away from him by your desire to do so.
    You cannot bestow benefit on him, nor can you do him harm, because he holds the subtle essence of the universe.
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