Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
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Of all the unhappy people in the world, the unhappiest are those who have not found something they want to do.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick.
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight.
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Action and reaction are equal and opposite.