Brandon Boyd - All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.
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Fanny Burney - While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.
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Jonathan Cain - I think that for the highest achievements nowadays... need to have the stable as a rock scientific base. And also need to own modesty.
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F. M. Cornford - Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally.
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Charlotte Curtis - It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments.
[ Could Even Hard Increments Learned Only Rewards Small Stable Surroundings Them Work Yield]
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Alexander Kluge - There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
[ Also Bedrock Built Core Ensuring Evolution Family Form Future Ideals Life Models Must Nigerian Showcase Society Stable Values Will Work]
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Sylvia Plath - An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive.
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Anthony Price - Islam is fixed, stable, ordered and disciplined, and so are Muslims.
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Hal Price - Islam's laws are fixed and that is why Islam is stable.
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Eric S. Raymond - If we pursue this matter further, we shall be told that the stable object is unchanging under the impact or stress of some particular external or internal variable or, perhaps, that it resists the passage of time.
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Paul Rodriguez - There was a sense of all the things that go on on the street, particularly in New York, that you are just completely unaware of, that that conversation could be happening at any time. I loved the instability of the camera. It's just an unstable world.
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Anne Wilson Schaef - Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis.
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Betty Shabazz - Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
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Alexandre Vinet - Our mission, as set forth by the Congress is a critical one: to preserve price stability, to foster maximum sustainable growth in output and employment, and to promote a stable and efficient financial system that serves all Americans well and fairly.
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- If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.
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Topic: Equality
- This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society.
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- We are aware of the strategic location of Kuwait, besides the stable region.
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- A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable.
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- I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
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- A stable, changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.
[ Cause Changeless Indeed Stable State Twere Weep]
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- Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
[ Cause Changeless Changes Did Indeed Keep Stable State Weep Were World]
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- To increase the zone of peace is to build the inner core of a stable international zone.
[ Build Core Increase Inner International Peace Stable Zone]
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- We should be therefore supporting a larger Europe, and in so doing we should strive to expand the zone of peace and prosperity in the world which is the necessary foundation for a stable international system in which our leadership could be fruitfully exercised.
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- Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
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- Much melancholy has devolved upon mankind, and it is detestable to me that might will triumph in the end.
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- Our population is headed for a stable plateau, which means an aging population.
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- I've learned, I think, to be able to distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary as far as my limited outside time is concerned. Saying "no" politely is a necessity if one wants to lead any kind of stable life.
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- All Asian parents are into your children having a respectable, decent stable job. Acting was unimaginable to my parents.
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- When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
[ Away Characteristics Communities Daughter Globally Grandchildren Hope Integrated Interdependence Leave Locally Moves Nationally Share Successful Think Unequal Unstable Unsustainable World Would]
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- Well, over the years, I've developed a stable of songs of which I'm known for and never get tired of singing.
[ Developed Get Known Never Over Singing Songs Stable Tired Well Which Years]
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- The interest which lay behind Federalism was that of well-to-do citizens in a stable political and social order, and this interest aroused them to favor and to seek some form of political organization which was capable of protecting their property and promoting its interest.
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- When a system is stable, telling the worker about mistakes is only tampering.
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- A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism.
[ Against Extremism Free Iraq Islamic Light Shadow Shining Stable Will]
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- Hierarchy works well in a stable environment.
[ Environment Hierarchy Stable Well Works]
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- My greatest concern is that the emergence of this technology without the appropriate public attention and international controls could lead to an unstable arms race.
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- For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts.
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- There is nothing so stable as change.
[ Change Nothing Stable]
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- The constant flux and caprice of mental events do not admit of the establishment of stable experimental conditions.
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- It is essential that policy instruments be developed that would firmly establish democratization on the basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds.
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- Inflation is lower and more stable and the real business cycle fluctuations are more modest.
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- They were looking for a stable, but we didn't have one. In fact, we weren't very stable ourselves.
[ Fact Looking Ourselves Stable Very Were Weren]
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- If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person.
[ American Destroyed Detestable Great Hated Person Sport Ugly Underpinnings]
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- If Iran becomes a nuclear weapon state it is the end of non-proliferation as we know it. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon you are likely to see Saudi, Egypt and other countries follow suit and we will bequeath to the next generation a nuclear arms race in the world's most unstable region.
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- There is a difference between a military mission and the aspiration for the long-term plans for the country. What we want is a stable enough Afghanistan, able to look after its own security so we can leave without the fear of it imploding... But let's be clear - it's not going to be perfect.
[ Able Afghanistan After Aspiration Between Clear Country Difference Enough Fear Going Leave Long-Term Look Military Mission Own Perfect Plans Security Stable Want Without]
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- Having enough to eat, being able to educate your children, have reasonably stable employment, and being able to live in a society which isn't collapsing around you-all of these things have been generally eroded.
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- In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
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- You're better off betting on a horse than betting on a man. A horse may not be able to hold you tight, but he doesn't wanna wander from the stable at night.
[ Able Better Betting Hold Horse Man May Night Off Stable Than Tight Wander Wanna]
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- Used as kites, these rigid stable aeroplanes are superior to the very best cellular kites I can make; they are lighter, pull harder per square foot, attain a greater angle of elevation, and have fewer parts.
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- Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law.
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- Leaving Iraq without military assistance during its transition, and before it is stable enough to ensure its own citizens' security, would pose a tremendous risk. We must complete our mission.
[ Assistance Before Citizens Complete During Enough Ensure Iraq Leaving Military Mission Must Our Own Pose Risk Security Stable Transition Tremendous Without Would]
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- Chavez made a compete fool of himself in front of the entire world while giving the U.N. a black eye. But the real losers are the Venezuelan people who have to put up with this unstable character every day.
[ Black Character Chavez Compete Day Entire Every Eye Fool Front Giving Himself Losers Made Put Real Unstable Up Venezuelan While World]
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- If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
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- I don't know anybody that's not emotionally unstable or schizophrenic.
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- It would behoove the world to become used to this fact: that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy, there can be no stable peace in the Middle East.
[ Become East Fact Just Middle Palestine Peace Solution Stable Tragedy Used Without World Would]
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- I am stable when my private life is a success.
[ Am Life Private Stable Success]
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- This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer. And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame, which was on hold for two years and went through a few publishers before finding a stable home.
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- There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
[ Music Nothing Only Stable Uproar World Your]
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- Changing things from the top down works when things are stable.
[ Changing Down Stable Things Top Works]
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- A stable Iraq at peace with its neighbors will remain elusive until we improve both the security and the economic environment in Iraq.
[ Both Economic Elusive Environment Improve Iraq Neighbors Peace Remain Security Stable Until Will]
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- My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
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- We may say that a basic substance is one which has a lone pair of electrons which may be used to complete the stable group of another atom, and that an acid is one which can employ a lone pair from another molecule in completing the stable group of one of its own atoms.
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- Right now too much American time and resources are spent dealing with situations caused by our dependence on oil that we import from unstable countries.
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- The high prices also highlight the fact that the U.S. is too heavily dependent on fossil fuels that we import from unstable parts of the world. To protect our national security, we must become more energy secure.
[ Also Become Dependent Energy Fact Fossil Fuels Heavily High Highlight Import More Must National Our Parts Prices Protect Secure Security Too Unstable World]
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- I got so used to being unstable that I started to only be comfortable being unstable.
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- If our dreams were more regular, more connected, more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us.
[ Also Connected Dreams Importance More Our Practical Regular Stable Us Were Would]
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- Law is stable; the societies we are speaking of are progressive. The greater or less happiness of a people depends on the degree of promptitude with which the gulf is narrowed.
[ Degree Depends Greater Gulf Happiness Law Less Narrowed Progressive Societies Speaking Stable Which]
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- Stable energy prices and enhanced national security will only come when we increase domestic energy resources, which was accomplished today with the opening of ANWR.
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- It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.
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- We are at crisis point. I think anybody that sees this nation as being on stable economic or fiscal ground is fooling themselves.
[ Anybody Being Crisis Economic Fiscal Fooling Ground Nation Point Sees Stable Themselves Think]
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- If you don't have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building, and they are the foundation to build your life upon.
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- For people who have for been putting their hard-earned money into the system for years, the president's idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment.
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- We must work to stabilize Social Security. We must not gamble with our nation's social insurance program, one of our most popular and effective federal programs that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years.
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- A democratic and stable Iraq and Afghanistan are essential to our broader efforts to make no place safe for terrorists and to win the War on Terrorism.
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- Clearly, a stable, unified and democratic Iraq cannot be achieved militarily by the U.S.
[ Achieved Cannot Clearly Democratic Iraq Militarily Stable Unified]
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- Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.
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- Ideas rose in clouds; I felt them collide until pairs interlocked, so to speak, making a stable combination.
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- The law must be stable, but it must not stand still.
[ Law Must Stable Stand Still]
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- True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.
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- I find war detestable but those who praise it without participating in it even more so.
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- I suspect that writer's block afflicts mainly people who have some stable and ample source of income outside of writing. So far it hasn't been a problem.
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- The transition state of manners and language cannot be too often insisted upon: for this affected the process at both ends, giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model to copy and unstable materials to work in.
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- We ask them to remove the missiles deployed against Taiwan, give up their military threat, and instead let us together open the door to cross-Strait peaceful and stable dialogue and negotiations.
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- You know, musicians aren't very stable, in case you hadn't noticed.
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- Thus, the technique of metropolitan life is unimaginable without the most punctual integration of all activities and mutual relations into a stable and impersonal time schedule.
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- My wife and I are a team, and it's good for my work because I'm interested in working from a stable base.
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- You have to find what makes you stable in the storm. Then, no matter what's happening round you, no matter what the hype or the publicity, you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist.
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- Moderation of oil prices would be very, very welcome. But overall I think we are in a position of stable growth, sustainable growth, and basically with inflation in check.
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- Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
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- The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
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- If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void.
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- Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce.
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- I'm very unstable; there's no stability in a musician's life at all. You live on a bus or on the road hand to mouth and you don't know where your money's coming from.
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- A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
[ Dangerous Less More Nuclear Stable Us Weapons Without World Would]
Topic: History
- To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect for peoples without prejudice, and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples, equally, and free of threats.
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- Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
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- I think I'd like to stay anchoring because, number one, I'm learning a lot, and I love it when I'm learning. And number two, I also have the luxury of a stable life.
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- Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation, nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level.
[ Assure Balanced Budget Deficits Does Inflation Level Nor Price Produce Stable Themselves]
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- What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
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- Looking long term, a stronger, wealthier, and more stable Central America next door benefits the United States' own safety, security, and economy.
[ America Benefits Central Door Economy Long Looking More Next Own Safety Security Stable States Stronger Term United Wealthier]
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- Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.
[ Being Born Does Horse Make Stable]
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- The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control.
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- Always in my books, I like to throw that rogue element into a stable situation and then see what happens.
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- At the end of 1964, wholesale prices had been relatively stable for some years.
[ Been End Had Prices Relatively Some Stable Wholesale Years]
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- When a man sees something desirable, he must reflect on the fact that with time it could come to involve what is detestable. When he sees something that is beneficial, he should reflect that sooner or later it, too, could come to involve harm.
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- When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
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