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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Become simple and live simply, not only within yourself but also in your everyday dealings. Don't make ripples all around you, don't try to be interesting, keep your distance, be honest, fight the desire to be thought fascinating by the outside world.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I would . . . be so exhausted by my determination that I had no strength left to do the actual work.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Life cannot be captured in a few axioms. And that is just what I keep trying to do. But it won't work, for life is full of endless nuances and cannot be captured in just a few formulae.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We are always in search of the redeeming formula, the crystallizing thought.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Every day I shall put my papers in order and every day I shall say farewell. And the real farewell, when it comes, will only be a small outward confirmation of what has been accomplished within me from day to day.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“After each creative act one has to be sustained by one's strength of character, by a moral sense, by I don't know what, lest one tumble.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.”

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