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1. "The state is concerned with the promotion of outward righteousness arising from the individual being constrained to keep the law. The Gospel alters human nature, whereas the state merely restrains human greed and evil, having no positive power to alter human motivation."
Author: Alister E. McGrath
2. "For I wondered that others, subject to death, did live, since he whom I loved, as if he should never die, was dead; and I wondered yet more that myself, who was to him a second self, could live, he being dead. Well said one of his friend, "Thou half of my soul"; for I felt that my soul and his soul were "one soul in two bodies": and therefore was my life a horror to me, because I would not live halved. And therefore perchance I feared to die, lest he whom I had much loved should die wholly."
Author: Augustine Of Hippo
3. "This is the material, by the way, that has kept me virtually anonymous in America for the past 15 years. Gee, I wonder why we're hated the world over? Look at these fat Americans in the front row - 'Why doesn't he just hit fruit with a hammer?' Folks, I could have done that, walked around being a millionaire and franchising myself but no, I had to have this weird thing about trying to illuminate the collective unconscious and help humanity. Fucking moron."
Author: Bill Hicks
4. "I'm afraid of making a mistake. I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it. I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic."
Author: Bridget Fonda
5. "For wordsmiths and masters of words, without necessarily being harsh with words, the words have a tendency to shoot straight to the hearts of people, and this either deeply touches them or deeply angers them. Like the apostles in all their loving controversies are those who are masters of words while combining this gift with truth."
Author: Criss Jami
6. "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair."
Author: David Petraeus
7. "Despite being what would now be called a deprived child in a one parent family, I did not grow up with an urge to smash windows or to bash old ladies over the head in order to steal handbags."
Author: Eva Hart
8. "No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language."
Author: Fisher Ames
9. "When death brings at last the desired forgetfulness, it abolishes life and being together, and sets the seal on the knowledge that "being" is merely a continual "has been," a thing that lives by denying and destroying and contradicting itself."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
10. "I didn't believe it was happening. But it was.Just being here, being away, it was all so much easier in a way I didn't anticipate. In a way I didn'tthink my life could be anymore. It was a huge relief."
Author: Gayle Forman
11. "To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them."
Author: Georges Bataille
12. "But what I can do is paint you a picture of what you'll never see when you're with a guy who's really into you: You'll never see you staring maniacally at your phone, willing it to ring. You'll never see you ruining an evening with friends because you're calling for your messages every fifteen seconds. You'll never see you hating yourself for calling him when you know you shouldn't have. What you will see is you being treated so well that no phone antics will be necessary. You'll be too busy being adored."
Author: Greg Behrendt
13. "Each action we take is an act of self-expression. We often think of large-scale or important deeds as being indications of our real selves, but even how we sharpen a pencil can reveal something about our feelings at that moment. Do we sharpen the pencil carefully or nervously so that it doesn't break? Do we bother to pay attention to what we're doing? How do we sharpen the same pencil when we're angry or in a hurry? Is it the same as when we're calm or unhurried?Even the smallest movement discloses something about the person executing the action because it is the person who's actually performing the deed. In other words, action doesn't happen by itself, we make it happen, and in doing so we leave traces of ourselves on the activity. The mind and body are interrelated."
Author: H.E. Davey
14. "...and the great advantage of being a literary woman, was that you could go everywhere and do everything."
Author: Henry James
15. "Had the Hebrews not been disturbed in their progress a thousand and more years ago, they would have solved all the great problems of civilization which are being solved now under all the difficulties imposed by the spirit of the Middle Ages."
Author: Isaac Mayer Wise
16. "The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone."
Author: James Baldwin
17. "Now all of a sudden I'm so less interested in pretending to be a lot of other people, and much more interested in being me."
Author: Jamie Lee Curtis
18. "We're just being ourselves and having fun playing baseball. The biggest thing is when people look at our team, they can see that we're having a lot of fun."
Author: Johnny Damon
19. "I believe if something needs to be said, people should say it. Blunt doesn't stab as deep as being cut by a secret."
Author: Kate Angell
20. "Pure unconditional aggression and pure unconditional capitulation are destined to fail as strategies of social exchange in a society of multiple interaction and mutual dependence."
Author: Kevin Dutton
21. "We will go out into the world and plant gardens and orchards to the horizons, we will build roads through the mountains and across the deserts, and terrace the mountains and irrigate the deserts until there will be garden everywhere, and plenty for all, and there will be no more empires or kingdoms, no more caliphs, sultans, emirs, khans, or zamindars, no more kings or queens or princes, no more quadis or mullahs or ulema, no more slavery and no more usury, no more property and no more taxes, no more rich and no more poor, no killing or maiming or torture or execution, no more jailers and no more prisoners, no more generals, soldiers, armies or navies, no more patriarchy, no more caste, no more hunger, no more suffering than what life brings us for being born and having to die, and then we will see for the first time what kind of creatures we really are."
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
22. "The fun of being in the pop world is you can really play with people's perceptions of what the word pop means."
Author: Kimbra
23. "I think being a foreigner and talking about Hollywood allowed me to use some cliches and some references that an American would maybe not use."
Author: Michel Hazanavicius
24. "Comparing yourself to others does nothing for you. Society has conditioned us to value people who fit a secular mold of perfection"."
Author: Michele Woolley
25. "Being with an insanely jealous person is like being in the room with a dead mammoth."
Author: Mike Nichols
26. "Immigrants are people who leave one country, one society, and move to another society. But there has to be a recipient society to which the immigrants move."
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
27. "Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything."
Author: Sydney Smith
28. "Writers who think THEY are being criticized when only that writing is being criticized are beyond a teacher's reach. Writing can only be learned when a writer coldly separates himself from what he has written and looks at it with the objectivity of a plumber examining a newly piped bathroom to see if he got all the joints tight."
Author: William Zinsser
29. "It's not a struggle, but sometimes when you're gone for a month or two, you start to miss your friends. I love acting so much that it fills that gap of being sad about not being able to see my friends."
Author: Willow Shields

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No estoy ni triste ni alegre; este aire de aquí te llena de una muy vaga exaltación y te hace conocer un estado que parece tan lejano de la alegría como de la pena; quizá esto sea la felicidad."
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