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I've always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.

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Women are the chief stumbling block in a man's career. It is difficult to be in love with a women and do anything. There is only one way of loving in comfort and without hindrance-marriage.

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The word 'people' is so vague. District office clerks, school teachers, and one peasant out of thousand perhaps. The rest of the eighty million people, not only don't express their will, but haven't the faintess idea what it is to express their will about. What right do we then to say that it is the will of the people.

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In an infinity of time, in an infinity of matter, and an infinity of space a bubble-organism emerges which will exist for a little time and then burst, and that bubble am I.

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You can save a person who does not wish to perish. But if a person's whole nature is so corrupt and depraved that ruin seems salvation to her, what is one to do?

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Without the knowledge of what I am and why I am here it is impossible to live.

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If goodness has a cause it is no longer goodness; if it has consequences, a reward, it is no longer goodness either.

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