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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Quotes: Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
         

Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.


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Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
         



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There is a tragic flaw in our precious constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.



Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.



Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.

Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.



One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.

One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.



A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.



Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.



Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.

Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.



Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.



We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.



Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well?

Plato says that the unexamined life is not worth living. But what if the examined life turns out to be a clunker as well?





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I carry my roots with me all the time rolled up, I use them as my pilllow.

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I'd like to think that in a generation or two we'll have politicians whose life experience reflects that of the people who are voting for them.

I'd like to think that in a generation or two we'll have politicians whose life experience reflects that of the people who are voting for them.



I know what it's like to have a broken heart. I know what it's like to feel pain: When my songs don't become hits, it breaks my heart. There are a million ways to break a heart. I can relate.

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I want to be a voice for my people and I will continue to protest.

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Everything knows what is best for itself. That is what the Sanskrit word dharma means. Dharma means the best of all possible actions.

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For every man the world is as fresh as it was at the first day, and as full of untold novelties for him who has the eyes to see them.

For every man the world is as fresh as it was at the first day, and as full of untold novelties for him who has the eyes to see them.




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