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The prayer of the agnostic: "O God, if there is a God, save my soul if I have a soul."


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Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.



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I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.



Muslims are the first victims of Islam. To liberate a Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him!

Muslims are the first victims of Islam. To liberate a Muslim from his religion is the best service that one can render him!



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Man makes holy what he believes as he makes beautiful what he loves.



Forgetfulness, and I would even say historical error, are essential in the creation of a nation.

Forgetfulness, and I would even say historical error, are essential in the creation of a nation.



A nation is a body of people who have done great things together.

A nation is a body of people who have done great things together.



Good humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us.

Good humor is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us.



To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together, to will to do the like again, — such are the essential conditions for the making of a people.

To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together, to will to do the like again, — such are the essential conditions for the making of a people.



No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.

No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.



To be able to think freely, a man must be certain that no consequence will follow whatever he writes.

To be able to think freely, a man must be certain that no consequence will follow whatever he writes.





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Make all visual distinctions as subtle as possible, but still clear and effective.



If you wish to prosper, let your customer prosper.

If you wish to prosper, let your customer prosper.



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When all your muscles are properly developed, you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.



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The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.



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