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My parents were dishonest people. If it was my birthday I knew my mother took me to the K-Mart and she stole my toy. She'd put it in the shopping cart and we'd walk out. I was raised with that.

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The more I work with the body keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.

Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears it is the enemy.

When virtue is lost benevolence appears when benevolence is lost right conduct appears when right conduct is lost expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth it is the beginning of disorder.

As people are walking all the time in the same spot a path appears.

To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.

We are so accustomed to think of religion as a thing between individual men and God that we can hardly enter into the idea of a religion in which a whole nation in its national organisation appears as the religious unit.

It appears to be in the nature of religion itself to be prejudiced against those who are different.

Where you have no religion you are sure to have no government for as religion disappears anarchy takes place and fixes a compleat Hell on earth till religion returns.

People here argue about religion interminably but it appears that they are competing at the same time to see who can be the least devout.

It's just like any relationship the more contained the environment the more the good stuff appears and the more the bad stuff will reveal itself.

Power and violence are opposites where the one rules absolutely the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.

Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.

If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?

I'd never really been content with just churning out these slim volumes every three or four years. I've always tried to think of poetry as an active ingredient in the language rather than just something that appears between the covers of thin books.

I've already written 300 space poems. But I look upon my ultimate form as being a poetic prose. When you read it it appears to be prose but within the prose you have embedded the techniques of poetry.

Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.

My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.

Like a morning dream life becomes more and more bright the longer we live and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.

Love is a trap. When it appears we see only its light not its shadows.

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.

Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.

If a window of opportunity appears don't pull down the shade.