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If you hear advice from a grandmother or elders, odds are that it works 90 percent of the time. On the other hand [...] if you read anything by psychologists and behavioral scientists, odds are that it works at less than 10 percent, unless it is has also been covered by the grandmother and the classics, in which case why would you need a psychologist?

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

There`s something about christmas that always throws us back upon ourself, on our memories and wishes, our childhood self, which is always standing wide-eyed with amazement outside the great door behind which the wonder is waiting.

Nicolas Barreau

The world in which you were born is just one model of reality.

Wade Davis

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.

Marcus Aurelius

The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

There are some parts of the soul which we must entirely paralyze before we can live happily in this world.

Nicolas Chamfort

Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled.

Jean Paul Richter

Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them.

Marcel Proust

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.

James A. Michener

I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness, but I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.

Frédéric Chopin

Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.

Thomas Bray

If anyone bothered to examine what a Christian - or indeed any religious -morality demanded, he would be amazed by its diametric opposition to what is regarded as normal and desirable now, yet he would see - independently of whether it is the Christian or the contemporary morality which is `right` - the reason why the former is irrelevant to the latter.

A. C. Grayling

If love [...] is the reason for being moral, what relevance does the existence or non-existence of a deity have? Why can we not be prompted to the ethical life by our own charitable feelings? The existence of a god adds nothing to our moral situation, other than an invisible policeman who sees what we do (even in privacy and under cover of night), and a threat of post-mortem terrors if we misbehave. Such additions are hardly an enrichment of the moral life, since the underpinning they offer consists of fear and threats of punishment: which is exactly what, among other things, the moral life seeks to free us from.

A. C. Grayling

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