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Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.


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Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

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We are born into this world unarmed - our mind is our only weapon.

We are born into this world unarmed - our mind is our only weapon.



Whenever a man denounces the mind, it is because his goal is of a nature the mind would not permit him to confess.

Whenever a man denounces the mind, it is because his goal is of a nature the mind would not permit him to confess.



Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.

Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.



I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.

I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.



I never found beauty in longing for the impossible and never found the possible to be beyond my reach.

I never found beauty in longing for the impossible and never found the possible to be beyond my reach.



Joy is the goal of existence, and joy is not to be stumbled upon, but to be achieved, and the act of treason is to let its vision drown in the swamp of the moment's torture.

Joy is the goal of existence, and joy is not to be stumbled upon, but to be achieved, and the act of treason is to let its vision drown in the swamp of the moment's torture.



The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.

The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.




To the extent to which a man is rational, life is the premise directing his actions. To the extent to which he is irrational, the premise directing his actions is death.

To the extent to which a man is rational, life is the premise directing his actions. To the extent to which he is irrational, the premise directing his actions is death.





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