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Archive for February, 2009

The Best Drug

The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic -in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea -known to medical science is work. — Thomas Szasz

 

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Unchanging

Like all weak men, he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind. –Somerset Maugham

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Seriousness

Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious. — Paul Valery

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Purpose

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. — Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Power

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. — David Brin

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Normalcy

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well. — Joe Ancis

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Marriage

The particular charm of marriage is the duologue, the permanent conversation between two people who talk over everything and everyone till death breaks the record.  It is this back-chat which in the long run makes a reciprocal equality more intoxicating than any form of servitude or domination. — Cyril Connolly

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