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Boredom

 

“Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

 

“The world is eaten up by boredom.  You can’t see it all at once.  It is like dust.  You go about and never notice, you breathe it in, you eat and drink it.  It is sifted so fine, it doesn’t even grit on your teeth.  But stand still for an instant and there it is, coating your face and hands.  To shake off this drizzle of ashes you must be forever on the go.” ~Georges Bernanos

 

“To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.” ~Buddha

 

“To be obsessed with some vision and to have the continuous opportunity of working toward that vision can be looked upon as God’s greatest gift to anyone.” ~Henry Moore

 

“The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not.  The cure for it is occupation.”  ~George Bernard Shaw

 

“To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.” ~Bertrand Russell

 

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Lottery

LOTTERY

 

I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      –Fran Lebowitz

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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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