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Not even old age knows how to

“Not even old age knows how to love death.”

— Sophocles

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This is just what I have thought

“This is just what I have thought when I have seen slaves at work – they seem to go through the motions of labor without putting strength into them. They keep their powers in reserve for their own use at night, perhaps.”

— Frederick Law Olmsted

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It is in war that the State

“It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society.”

— Murray Rothbard

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He travels the fastest who travels alone.

“He travels the fastest who travels alone.”

— Rudyard Kipling

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The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless

“The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it.”

— James Thurber

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Each man should frame life so that

“Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.”

— Victor Hugo

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Women are always most observed when they

“Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.”

— Samuel Richardson

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I cannot sing, dance or act; what

“I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.”

— David Letterman

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The advice I am giving always to

“The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly… music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.”

— Andres Segovia

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When it becomes hard for me not

“When it becomes hard for me not to eat bad food, I try to think about what I have to do and what is ahead of me and what I want to achieve.”

— Sally Pearson

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There is certainly no absolute standard of

“There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith

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The respect for human rights, essential if

“The respect for human rights, essential if we are to use technology wisely, is not something alien that must be grafted onto science. On the contrary, it is integral to science, as also to scholarship in general.”

— John Charles Polanyi

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There can be no truce between science

“There can be no truce between science and religion.”

— John B. S. Haldane

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Of these years nought remains in memory

“Of these years nought remains in memory but the sad feeling that we have advanced and only grown older.”

— Max Muller

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And, you know, my dad would show

“And, you know, my dad would show me some things sometimes, but the best things that I got to do were to actually see really good players play up close. That gives you an idea of fingering and technique and what not.”

— Dweezil Zappa

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