I'd have wasted a lot of time and trouble before I learned that the best way to take all people, black or white, is to take them for what they think they are, then leave them alone.
("The Sound and the Fury")
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Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Did you ever have a sister? did you?
I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
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Anthony de Mello