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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
– Buddha, The Dharmapada
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We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We are slaves to whatever we don't understand
– Vernon Howard
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We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
– Ovid
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We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.
– Jerome K. Jerome
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We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
– Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
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We are sometimes made aware of a kindness long passed, and realize that there have been times when our friends' thoughts of us were of so pure and lofty a character that they passed over us like the winds of heaven unnoticed when they treated us not as what we were, but as what we aspired to be. -- from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
– Henry David Thoreau
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We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
– Douglas Adams
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We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
– Marianne Moore
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We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.
– Anthony Burgess
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We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.
– Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene"
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We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration.
– Alanis Morissette
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We are the ancestors of those gardening the universe.
– Vanna Bonta
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We are the first atheistic and global, all-embracing civilization. You cannot tell whether you are sitting at an airport in Hong Kong or in a hotel in Alaska. Everything is instrumentalized, subjected to a short-term purpose. It is quite possible that in such a situation any sense of a deeper meaning gets lost.”
– Vaclav Havel
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We are the hero of our own story.
– Mary McCarthy
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We are the living links in a life force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars.
– Alan Chadwick
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We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
– George Farquhar
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We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
– George Farquhar
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We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
– Roald Dahl
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We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream. Wandering by lone sea breakers, and sitting by desolate streams. World losers and world forsakers, for whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are movers and the shakers of the world forever it seems.
– Arthur O'Shaunessey
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We are the people our parents warned us about.
– Jimmy Buffett
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We are the prisoners of conformity. To get out of this prison, education is the only door and only opportunity.
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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We are the source of infinite love, infinite joy, and infinite happiness, but we spend our whole life looking for love, joy and happiness. How foolish is this?
– Debasish Mridha, M.D.
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