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.
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Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from.
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
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