Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.

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Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with a

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.

We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.

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    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

    The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

    The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.

    There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

    There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

    We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future.

    We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. 

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