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Every experience proves that the real problem of our existence lies in the fact that we ought to love one another, but do not.


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Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply.

Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply.



Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.



God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.



There was a time when I had all the answers. My real growth began when I discovered that the questions to which I had the answers were not the important questions.

There was a time when I had all the answers. My real growth began when I discovered that the questions to which I had the answers were not the important questions.



It's always wise to seek the truth in our opponents' error, and the error in our own truth.

It's always wise to seek the truth in our opponents' error, and the error in our own truth.



Nationalism: One of the effective ways in which the modern man escapes life's ethical problems.

Nationalism: One of the effective ways in which the modern man escapes life's ethical problems.



Forgiveness is the final form of love.

Forgiveness is the final form of love.



Religion is so frequently a source of confusion in political life, and so frequently dangerous to democracy, precisely because it introduces absolutes into the realm of relative values.

Religion is so frequently a source of confusion in political life, and so frequently dangerous to democracy, precisely because it introduces absolutes into the realm of relative values.



Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer.

Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer.



Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity.

Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity.





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I'd try to channel my nervous energy in a positive way into strength and endurance. It didn't always work.



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I found the emotion that as an athlete you block out, and it really helped me to understand myself as a person. I'm a really emotional person and it helped make me a better person.



I swear to you, sirs, that excessive consciousness is a disease--a genuine, absolute disease.

I swear to you, sirs, that excessive consciousness is a disease--a genuine, absolute disease.



I would like to see every parent either directly - if they are comfortable with the technology - or through a personal tutor, being able to access real-time information about their child.

I would like to see every parent either directly - if they are comfortable with the technology - or through a personal tutor, being able to access real-time information about their child.



When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.

When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.



There's a way of dealing with hardships that are healthier than going out. That's what I've learned.

There's a way of dealing with hardships that are healthier than going out. That's what I've learned.



I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.

I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion.



Finally, be kind to yourself and have a good support system.

Finally, be kind to yourself and have a good support system.



We can shape events in each other's brains with exquisite precision.

We can shape events in each other's brains with exquisite precision.



Many people believe everything others say, even though what they see with their own eyes, should be enough to tell them otherwise.

Many people believe everything others say, even though what they see with their own eyes, should be enough to tell them otherwise.




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