Etty Hillesum

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.

Etty Hillesum

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Adam Rickitt I think church and state should remain entirely separate at all costs, and that the decision of religious marriage should be of each faith to debate and decide free of political influence.
Helen Hunt Jackson As soon as I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough - I wrote faster than I would write a letter - two thousand to three thousand words in a morning, and I cannot help it.
Snoop Dogg If it's flipping hamburgers at McDonald's, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.
Kofi Annan Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.
Francis Bacon Money is like manure, of very little use except it be spread.
Lewis Mumford Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
Sara Blakely We don't have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it's important to be with our family and friends.
Judith Guest People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
Kristen Wiig I wish I had less fear about creating my own parts.
George Byron If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
Edwin Louis Cole Have faith in God God has faith in you.
Louis Pasteur There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
Baruch Spinoza Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
John Hope Franklin We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all.
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Phylicia Rashad Let me just say that to imagine racism does not exist is imagination. And to imagine that it does not create its own set of problems is true imagination. So let's not imagine that racism is gone, extinguished, because it's not. We are seeing this in the top levels of the political arena, and we are ...
Henry Lawson On the same line of reasoning, if Australians were to be Australians, or rather if Australians were as separate from any other nation as Australia from any other land, there would be no jealousy between them on England's account.
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George Carlin Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.

Etty Hillesum

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