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Thou shalt not be a victim. thou shalt not be a perpetrator. above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. youth is wasted on the young. we do not write in order to be understood, we write in order to understand. the only thing worth saying is what you really feel. do you understand, / child, how the moon, the tide / is in our own image? any job a man can do to make his way in the world is a decent job as long as he works hard and does his best. god didn't put sweat on a man's body for no reason. he put it there so he could work hard, cleanse himself and feel proud. hard workin' folks only smell bad to some folks who have nothing better to do but stick their noses in the air. peace begins with a smile. and if tonight my soul may find her peace / in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, / and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower / then i have been dipped again in god, and new-created. have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause in a roomful of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're all alone in the whole house? each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful, if you listen carefully. these qualities are rare enough in a world where sexual performance has become as obligatory as sexual abstinence - or the pretension to it - once was. the worst by-product of the so-called sexual revolution is the substitution of performance for passion. call it fate, call it luck, call it karma. i believe everything happens for a reason. if i can stop one heart from breaking, i will not live in vain. what is a hero? primarily one who has conquered his fears. for tomorrow may rain, so i'll follow the sun. enough! or too much. there are absolute things in the world but you must look deeply for them. the things that first present themselves to your notice are for the most part relative. the happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. it's really a wonder that i haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. yet i keep them, because in spite of everything i still believe that people are really good at heart. i simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. as to the way i've spent my money, i think it has done credit to my emotions, and i don't regret it. on occasion, i have calculated things to a very fine point, but you may well cease hoping that i will ever be practical in the accepted sense. i would sooner die. i love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. one of the earliest lessons i learned as a child was that if you looked away from something, it might not be there when you looked back. to love another person is to see the face of god. watching stars without you, my soul cries we are each of us angels with only one wing. and we can only fly embracing each other. i live my life in widening rings. for man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, perfectly alive..
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