There is nothing like a War for the reinvention of lives...
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Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
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A figure of speech is a shifty thing; it can be twisted or it can be straight.
I've been gradually reclaiming all kinds of freedoms over these years..,
We must conclude that it is not only a particular political ideology that has failed, but the idea that men and women could ever define themselves in terms that exclude their spiritual needs.
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