Everything - our houses, our clothes, our hairstyles - is meant to help us forget ourselves and to protect us from vanity, greed and envy, which are just forms of selfishness. If we have little, and want for little, and we are all equal, we envy no one.
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I have your back. I didn't mean only when it's easy. All the time.
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What irritates me most about him is his natural goodness, his inborn selflessness.
Who cares about pretty? I'm going for noticeable.
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