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“Friendship was witnessing another’s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occas...

“Friendship was witnessing another’s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occasional triumphs. It was feeling honored by the privilege of getting to be present for another person’s most dismal moments, and knowing that you could be dismal around him in return.“ -Hanya Yanagihara
📅︎ Feb 17
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"Throw me to the wolv...

"Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack." --Seneca
📅︎ Jan 03
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Open on all channels, ready to receive, and we’re not at the mer...

Open on all channels, ready to receive, and we’re not at the mercy of your shimmers and spells. We are of the earth, to her we do return, the future is inside us, it’s not somewhere else. -Thom Yorke
📅︎ Mar 12
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"One who has loved is never quite alone, though all the hills declare our solitude. Hav...

"One who has loved is never quite alone, though all the hills declare our solitude. Having known you, I am no more afraid, the essential singleness of blood and bone when dispossessed, comes never in return; one who has loved is never quite alone." --Jane Tyson Clement
📅︎ Feb 16
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“I gave back all of her gifts, hoping that I ...

“I gave back all of her gifts, hoping that I could get rid of her. But I could never return the hole left in my heart that she used to fill.”
📅︎ Feb 12
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"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the ea...

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned a skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." Leonardo da Vinci
📅︎ Dec 22
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"At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the W...

"At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War [I]. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows." -- Smedley Butler, "War is a Racket"
📅︎ Jan 23
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Do things for people not because of wh...

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. -Harold S. Kushner
📅︎ Dec 10
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"In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile...

"In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own." -- Thomas Jefferson
📅︎ Oct 24
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"Love hinders death. Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand beca...

"Love hinders death. Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source." --Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
📅︎ Dec 23
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Insecurity is a side effe...

Insecurity is a side effect of loving too much but receiving too little in return
📅︎ Nov 26
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A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues o...

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.-Niccolo Machiavelli
📅︎ Dec 23
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Respect is earned. Hones...

Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.
📅︎ Oct 17
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"It's a fact that life is borrowed,a...

"It's a fact that life is borrowed,and that there's no way to push back when we have to return it" William Ventura
📅︎ Dec 14
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"The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the pow...

"The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish." Charlie Chaplin
📅︎ Jul 22
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[TEXT] Give the best of you everywhere you go. Give a smile, g...

[TEXT] Give the best of you everywhere you go. Give a smile, give thanks, give kindness, give love, and give without expectation of return. Create daily attitude of giving the best of yourself.
📅︎ Nov 29
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The greatest tragedy in l...

The greatest tragedy in life is to love yet not have that love returned - Ronyl Leo
📅︎ Nov 17
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"Do everything with a good hea...

"Do everything with a good heart and expect nothing in return and you will never be disappointed."
📅︎ Jun 01
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"Though a tree grows so hig...

"Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root" - Malaysian Proverb
📅︎ Oct 26
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"The world is full of people whose notion...

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past." — Robertson Davies
📅︎ Aug 22
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For the person who feels unloved, success may be t...

For the person who feels unloved, success may be to love others with such fierceness that their love is multiplied exponentially in return. ~ Roy H. Williams
📅︎ Sep 27
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"The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed — the bitterness of men who fear...

"The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed — the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish."
📅︎ Sep 27
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"If you truly love someone, and you break up with them in a moment of an...

"If you truly love someone, and you break up with them in a moment of anger, once the anger fades, the love will remain. And you will be haunted, compelled to return to them. For when love ends, it is not in anger." -Unknown
📅︎ Sep 23
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Trust is not an obsession, it’s an extension of love. When we truly l...

Trust is not an obsession, it’s an extension of love. When we truly love someone, we give them our heart to hold in their hands. And when that love is returned, that very trust is balm to our souls.” – Julie Lessman
📅︎ Oct 02
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"If you love somebody, let them go, for i...

"If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were." Khalil Gibran
📅︎ Aug 21
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I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the b...

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
📅︎ Sep 30
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“There's a place beyond words where experience first occurs to which I always want to ...

“There's a place beyond words where experience first occurs to which I always want to return. I suspect that whenever I articulate my thoughts or translate my impulses into words, I am betraying the real thoughts and impulses which remain hidden.” - Jerzy Kosiński
📅︎ Aug 13
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“Never lend books, for no one ever returns th...

“Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.” ― Anatole France
📅︎ Jan 01
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“When we live in our own world of fantasy, the longer we live the...

“When we live in our own world of fantasy, the longer we live there the harder it is to finally return to reality. This dilemma can be solved by simply choosing to never return to reality.” —Angel Rigali
📅︎ Aug 11
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“The abyss returns ...

“The abyss returns even the boldest of gazes” - Darkest Dungeon
📅︎ Jul 31
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"When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bon...

"When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belong to the land." - unknown Native American
📅︎ Sep 13
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"To the dumb question "Why me?" the co...

"To the dumb question "Why me?" the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: why not?" --Christopher Hitchens, Mortality
📅︎ Jul 17
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“Call me crazy but I love to take care of people a...

“Call me crazy but I love to take care of people and watch them succeed without expecting nothing in return. It’s part of my nature.” - A quote by Tom Hardy
📅︎ Jun 08
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“Solar eclipses are brief meetings where the moon and the...

“Solar eclipses are brief meetings where the moon and the sun only have time to say how much they've missed each other before returning to loving each other from a distance.”—me
📅︎ Jul 26
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“We take natural substances created over millions of years, fashion them...

“We take natural substances created over millions of years, fashion them into products designed for a few minutes’ use, and then return them to the planet as litter that we’ve engineered to never go away.” ― Susan Freinkel
📅︎ Apr 30
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“A man travels the world over i...

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” — George Moore
📅︎ Mar 26
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"I have just returned from Boston. ...

"I have just returned from Boston. It is the only sane thing to do if you find yourself up there." — Fred Allen
📅︎ May 20
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To the dumb question "why me?", the...

To the dumb question "why me?", the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply,"why not". -- Christopher Hitchens
📅︎ Aug 05
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“We are going to die and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die beca...

“We are going to die and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. We won the lottery of birth, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred." - Richard Dawkins
📅︎ Mar 03
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"War, it uses humanity's best to do humanity's absolute worst. It takes our strength, courage, ...

"War, it uses humanity's best to do humanity's absolute worst. It takes our strength, courage, resilience, our intelligence and creativity... our heroes.. and in return we get death, destruction, hatred, suffering; it cripples and maims, it crushes the innocent, it leaves ruin in its wake."
📅︎ Mar 08
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“If you love somebody, let them go, for ...

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.” ― Kahlil Gibran
📅︎ Mar 14
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"Enlightenment is not like a sudden realization of somethi...

"Enlightenment is not like a sudden realization of something mysterious. Enlightenment is nothing but awakening from illusions and returning to the reality of life." - Kosho Uchiyama
📅︎ Apr 09
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Beauty has sent a lot of lady int...

Beauty has sent a lot of lady into marriage but character was busy returning them to their fathers house.
📅︎ May 29
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“I struggle so deeply to understand how someone c...

“I struggle so deeply to understand how someone can pour their entire soul, blood and energy in to someone without wanting anything in return.” - Rupi Kaur
📅︎ Mar 10
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"Held within the Pleasure Dome decreed by Kubla Khan. To taste my bitter triumph...

"Held within the Pleasure Dome decreed by Kubla Khan. To taste my bitter triumph, as a mad immortal man. Nevermore shall I return, escape these caves of ice. For I have dined on honeydew, and drunk the milk of Paradise." ~Neil Peart (Rush - Xanadu)
📅︎ Apr 02
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"The best measure of a man's honesty isn'...

"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale." — Arthur C. Clarke
📅︎ Feb 26
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"Income tax returns are the...

"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today." — Herman Wouk
📅︎ Feb 02
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It is the secret of the world that all things sub...

It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
📅︎ Feb 04
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Real kin...

Real kindness seeks no return.
📅︎ Feb 25
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He makes me feel the w...

He makes me feel the way I hope I really am. —Selena Kyle, Batman Returns
📅︎ Feb 10
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"To the dumb question “Why me?”...

"To the dumb question “Why me?” the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?" - Hitchens
📅︎ Jan 13
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The mind that opens to a ne...

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size. - Albert Einstein
📅︎ Sep 27
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“I fancied you'd return the way you said, B...

“I fancied you'd return the way you said, But I grow old and I forget your name. (I think I made you up inside my head.)” -Sylvia Plath
📅︎ Jan 31
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Do not grieve over someone who changes all o...

Do not grieve over someone who changes all of the sudden. It might be that he has given up acting and returned to his true self. -Socrates
📅︎ Jun 17
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"The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance...

"The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death." - Desiderius Erasmus
📅︎ Dec 26
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"Is not possible to receive love if we ...

"Is not possible to receive love if we don't give a sample of it in return,and then we can receive it back" (William Ventura)
📅︎ Jan 10
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“If you love somebody, let them go, for if...

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.” _______ Kahlil Gibran
📅︎ Sep 29
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"In Mongolia, when a dog dies, he is buried high in the hills so people canno...

"In Mongolia, when a dog dies, he is buried high in the hills so people cannot walk on his grave. The dog's master whispers into the dog's ear his wishes that the dog will return as a man in his next life." - The Art of Racing in the Rain
📅︎ Jun 16
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"I came hoping to see those eyes, but...

"I came hoping to see those eyes, but instead, I return with my heart, leaving behind only flowers." ---- Kim Dong Hwa
📅︎ Dec 12
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“I do not keep a diary. Never have....

“I do not keep a diary. Never have. To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit” Enoch Powell
📅︎ Dec 30
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“Investment in knowl...

“Investment in knowledge has the best returns.” -Benjamin Franklin
📅︎ Jul 30
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“The greatest thing you’ll e...

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” - Eden Ahbez
📅︎ Nov 13
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"I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to...

"I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top." — An English Professor
📅︎ Nov 10
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"It sometimes happens that what you feel is not ret...

"It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another — but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good." -John Steinbeck
📅︎ Jul 15
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"The more fully we giv...

"The more fully we give our energy, the more it returns to us." - Buddha
📅︎ May 20
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“How would you weak humans kill me? My skin is made of steel, my breath is made of f...

“How would you weak humans kill me? My skin is made of steel, my breath is made of fire and my heart is forged by darkness itself! When my deed here on earth is done, I shall return to hell, and make the devil my slave.” - the edgiest dragon in my shortstory
📅︎ Sep 21
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“Every minute you spend in planning saves...

“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!” - Brian tracy
📅︎ Feb 26
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"Future U.S. political leaders - those for whom the Cold War was not...

"Future U.S. political leaders - those for whom the Cold War was not the formative experience that it was for me - may not consider the return on America’s investment in NATO worth the cost," Robert Gates (2011)
📅︎ Jul 12
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“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the ea...

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
📅︎ Oct 30
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"The return we reap from gen...

"The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident." - Francesco Guicciardini
📅︎ Jul 08
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“Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassio...

“Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.”-Steve Maraboli
📅︎ Oct 31
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"Life is the dance of the flick...

"Life is the dance of the flickering flame you make before returning to the ashes" - Rudolf P Belmar
📅︎ May 07
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“For travel to be delightful, on...

“For travel to be delightful, one must have a good place to leave and return to.” - Frederick B. Wilcox
📅︎ Dec 30
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Throw me to the wolv...

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack " -Seneca
📅︎ Feb 15
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”Those who are looking for risk-...

”Those who are looking for risk-free returns are more likely to find returns-free risk.”: Warren Buffett
📅︎ Jul 16
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