[He Wondered What Percentage Of The World's Art Was Actually Kept In Bank Vaults And The Like. Like Unread Books And Unplayed Music, Did It Matter That Art Went Unseen?]

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"Lincoln was raised in the thick of Old School Calvinism. In Kentucky and Indiana, his parents belonged to a fire-breathing sect called Separate Baptism, in which congregants heard—in the tradition of Jonathan Edwards famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"—that they were bound for eternal hellfire, and nothing they could do or say or think would change their fate. Preachers did allow that a chosen few were ordained for grace and would be saved, but these fortunate ones had been selected by God before time began. As one Baptist preacher in Lincolns Kentucky explained it, "Long before the morning stars sang together . . . the Almighty looked down upon the ages yet unborn, as it were, in review before him, and selected one here and another there to enjoy eternal life and left the rest to the blackness of darkness forever." Such Baptist ministers were so intense that it has been said that they "out-Calvined Calvin." - Author: Joshua Wolf Shenk

Quotes About Twentysomethings

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Quotes About Jean Jacques Rousseau

"Active people dont change the world profoundly; ideas do. Napoleon is less important in world history than Jean-Jacques Rousseau." - Author: Michel Houellebecq

Quotes About Having A Crush

"If watching your child die is a parents worst nightmare, imagine having to tell your other child that his sister is dead... Although I am certain that he cried, that we all cried, what I remember more is how we collapsed into each other, as if the weight of our loss literally crushed us." - Author: Ann Hood

Quotes About Variety Of Food

"Basically, though, I believe in eating well, not eating too much but eating a variety of foods." - Author: Joan Collins

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"Lucy preferred gin and tonics during the summer and switched over to whiskey sours in the winter. At dinner, a sit-down affair with the family, Lucy drank whatever the Temerlins drank, including expensive French wines. "She never gets obnoxious, even when smashed to the brink of unconsciousness," wrote Maurice, revealing more about the chimps alcoholism than perhaps he intended. At one point, he tried to wean Lucy off the good stuff and onto Boones Farm apple wine. Assuming she would delight in the fruity swill, he purchased a case and filled her glass one night at dinner. Lucy took a sip of the apple wine, noticed her parents were drinking something else, and put her glass down. She then graabbed Maurices glass of Chablis and polished it off. She finished Janes next. Not another sip of Boones farm ever touched her lips." - Author: Elizabeth Hess

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"The evening before I departed I stood on the rim of a lagoon on Isla Rabida. Flamingos rode on its dark surface like pink swans, apparently asleep. Small, curved feathers, shed from their breasts, drifted away from them over the water on a light breeze. I did not move for an hour. It was a moment of such peace, every troubled thread in a human spirit might have uncoiled and sorted itself into a graceful order. Other flamingos stood in the shallows with diffident elegance in the falling light, not feeding but only staring off toward the ocean. They seemed a kind of animal I had never quite seen before." - Author: Barry Lopez

Quotes About Sparing Feelings

"Lying is wrong. When you tell a lie for the sake of sparing someones feelings it is not suddenly right, but it is compassionate. And is not compassion a form of love? Love—the greatest of all virtues! So, my darling, I do wrong for you; I lie that you might feel loved." - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich