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May 22, 2018
We mortals with immortal minds are only born for sufferings and joys, and one could almost say that the most excellent ... Ludwig van Beethoven
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The electoral franchise has been conferred upon the Negroes in almost all the states in which slavery has been abolished, but if they come forward to vote, their lives are in danger... The same ...
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville
To emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on Heaven is to create hell. In their desperate longing to transcend the disorderliness, friction, and unpredictability that pesters life; ...
Tom Robbins, _Skinny Legs and All_, 1990, p. 305.
A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to ...
After the bare requisites of living and reproducing, man wants most to leave some record of himself, a proof, perhaps, that he has really existed. He leaves his proof on wood, on stone, or on the ...
John Steinbeck, The Pastures of Heaven, p 56
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon
Americans are a race of convicts and ought to be thankful for anything we allow them short of hanging.
Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence, because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.
Homer, The Odyssey
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
H. L. Mencken
But any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood, and that is what happened to Jesus.
Henry Louis Mencken
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than ...
Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide.
Henry David Thoreau
God sends children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race - To enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affection; to give our shoulds higher aims; ...
History teaches us that when a barbarian race confronts a sleeping culture, the barbarian always wins.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells
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