We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots and executions. We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, suffering and shame. In the same way all disrespect for life, all hard-heartedness, all indifference, all contempt is nothing else than killing.

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Solitude is independence.

Solitude is independence.

As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.

As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.

Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them.

Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them.

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

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