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1. "Too many politicians are shifting the critical themes of our national conversations from a 'big ideas' American Brand Platform to narrowly focused, polarizing sound bites that put party philosophy before what used to be heralded as the common good. These ideas, more often than not, divide us rather than serve to bind us."
Author: Alan Siegel
2. "Walk through this with me. Through this church birthed of blood and muscle where every move our arms take, every breath we swallow is worship. Bend with me. There are bones in our throats. If we choke it is only on songs."
Author: Anis Mojgani
3. "He (Knox) handles the doctrines of election and justification as causes for bright joy in believers. 'Your imperfections shall have no power to damn you,' he writes to Mrs. Bowes, 'for Christ's perfection is reputed to be yours by faith, which you have in his blood.' 'God has received already at the hands of His only Son all that is due for our sins, and so cannot his justice require or crave any more of us, other satisfaction or recompense for our sins."
Author: Iain Murray
4. "The principal problem facing our economy today is jobs."
Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
5. "Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books."
Author: John Dingell
6. "Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange, and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells."
Author: Karl Marx
7. "History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions."
Author: Ken Burns
8. "Let there be nothing harmonious about our children's playthings, lest they grow up expecting peace and order, and be eaten alive."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
9. "The demand that we love our neighbor as ourselves contains as an axiom the demand that we shall love ourselves, shall accept ourselves as we were created."
Author: Max Frisch
10. "Hey!" Lauren Moffat's voice, sounding noticeably irritated, floated up to us. "What-ew! What's in my hair?"We all three ducked beneath our table so Lauren couldn't see us if she realized what was happening and looked up. I could see her between the slits of the fencing around the balcony, but I knew she couldn't see me. She was shaking out her hair. Becca, crouching across from me, had to put her hands across her mouth to keep from giggling. Jason looked like he was about to pee in his pants, he was trying so hard not to laugh.What's the matter, babe?" Mark came out from beneath the balcony, putting his wallet into his back pocket.There's something--sand or something-in my hair," Lauren said, still fluffing out her hair-which you could tell she didn't want to do, since she flat-ironed it so straight.Mark leaned in closer to examine Lauren's hair. "Looks okay to me," he said. Which just made us laugh harder, until tears were streaming out of the corners of our eyes."
Author: Meg Cabot
11. "Established religion is like established anything else. It's easy. It offers answers you can get prepackaged and predigested, right off the shelf, and the same for everybody. No thinking required, much less hard thinking. Like a board game--you follow the rules, you go to heaven. That's why established religion gets the assholes. They aren't "good" Christians. I rather doubt they ever gave up a thing they valued for any reason or anybody. People like that aren't good anything. What they believe, they believe because it's appropriate; it's what everybody believes because it's the right thing to do--in short, it's easy. Our way isn't easy. We get assholes too, but they usually give up and get out, or get it knocked out of them."
Author: Mercedes Lackey
12. "At least at times of loss, we are reminded of our priorities, of our many blessings. In times of gain, we can so often lose our way."
Author: Mindy Starns Clark
13. "I came running down the stairs that morning, like it was Christmas. My parents were already up. In my family, presents never waited; they were there upon waking. Our family has a problem with what they called delayed gratification. We want what we want when we want it, and we always want it now."
Author: Neal Shusterman
14. "Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Moralists had, as a rule, regarded it as a mode of warning, had claimed for it a certain ethical efficacy in the formation of character, had praised it as something that taught us what to follow and showed us what to avoid. But there was no motive power in experience. It was as little of an active cause as conscience itself. All that it really demonstrated was that our future would be the same as our past, and that the sin we had done once, and with loathing, we would do many times, and with joy."
Author: Oscar Wilde
15. "If we can keep ourselves from interfering with the natural laws of life, mistakes can be our child's finest teachers."
Author: Randy Alcorn
16. "Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our lives as it is."
Author: Tara Brach

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Luisa, es peligroso pasar días enteros con la cabeza abatida sobre el pecho, las manos inertes, la mirada vaga; es peligroso buscar las avenidas sombrías y no participar de las diversiones que regocijan los corazones de las las jóvenes; es peligroso, Luisa, escribir con a punta del pie; como sueles hacer, sobre la arena, letras que, por más que te apresures a borrarlas; siempre aparecen por debajo del talón, principalmente cuando esas letras se asemejan más a una L que a una B; es peligroso, en fin, forjarse allá en la mente mil extrañas ilusiones, fruto de la soledad y de los dolores de cabeza; esas ilusiones socavan las mejillas de una pobre muchacha al mismo tiempo que su cerebro, y no es cosa rara ver en esas ocasiones a una persona de amable y risueño trato volverse taciturna y fastidiosa, y a la de más talento convertida en una imbécil."
Author: Alexandre Dumas

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