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A state of human life vaguely defined by the term "Universal Peace," while a result of cumulative effort through centuries past, might come into existence quickly, not unlike a crystal suddenly forms in a solution which has been slowly prepared. But just as no effect can precede its cause, so this state can never be brought on by any pact between nations, however solemn. Experience is made before the law is formulated, both are related like cause and effect. So long as we are clearly conscious of the expectation, that peace is to result from such a parliamentary decision, so long have we a conclusive evidence that we are not fit for peace. Only then when we shall feel that such international meetings are mere formal procedures, unnecessary except in so far as they might serve to give definite expression to a common desire, will peace be assured.
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Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
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A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
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I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
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Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
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It is the fundamental duty of the citizen to resist and to restrain the violence of the state. Those who choose to disregard this responsibility can justly be accused of complicity in war crimes, which is itself designated as ‘a crime under international law’ in the principles of the Charter of Nuremberg.
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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
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lack of self-awareness is one hell of a drug

http://blog.hackerrank.com/post/27495441781/

Imagine if there was a room in SF where the top 5000 brains of the world came to everyday for several hours.

The value of that room is incredibly high, and its occupants would have the power to decide the pace of the world and how it should work.

The idea of responding seriously to something as hilarious as this cracks me up even more, so here goes:

Newsflash: Nobody can "decide the pace of the world". It'll speed up, then it'll slown down, and keep slowing down, without ever quite ending, long after all life is gone. And there will always be fuckwits to take credit for any or all of that. But they're not found among the "top 5000 brains". They're just kind of always there.
 7 y ago in Quotes
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
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Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
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That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.