In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
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The by-product is sometimes more valuable than the product.
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I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world is the embrace of multiple identities.
Timothy Garton Ash
Nobody wants to kiss when they are hungry.