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A Quote by Ayn Rand on chance, destruction, kindness, mountains, world, and path

Yes . . . Yes, I feel that there's no chance for me to exist, if they do . . . no chance, no room, no world I can cope with. . . . I don't want to feel it, I keep pushing it back, but it's coming closer and I know I have no place to run. . . . I can't explain what it feels like, I can't catch hold of it - and that's path of the terror, that you can't catch hold of anything - it's as if the whole world were suddenly destroyed, but not by an explosion - an explosion is something hard and solid - but destroyed by . . . by some horrible kind of softening . . . as if nothing were solid, nothing held any shape at all, and you could poke your finger through stone walls and the stone would give, like jelly, and mountains would slither, and buildings would switch their shapes like clouds - and that would be the end of the world, not fire and brimstone, but goo.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on contempt, god, kindness, and wealth

God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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A Quote by Austin Farrar on charity, common sense, death, fanaticism, kindness, knowledge, life, peace, power, religion, virtue, and wisdom

'Knowledge, without common sense,' says Lee, is 'folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death.' But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with charity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.

Austin Farrar

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A Quote by Ashleigh Brilliant on kindness and power

All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.

Ashleigh Brilliant (1933 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on ability, kindness, and mind

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Helps on kindness

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.

Arthur Helps

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A Quote by Arnold Toynbee on justice, kindness, and life

There is a kind of intellectual provincialism in the dogma that "life is just one damned thing after another". . . . Human affairs do not become intelligible until they are seen as a whole.

Arnold Toynbee (1852 - 1883)

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, good, kindness, knowledge, order, problems, purpose, reason, study, present, and virtue

The purpose of the present study is not as it is in other inquiries, the attainment of knowledge, we are not conducting this inquiry in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, else there would be no advantage in studying it. For that reason, it becomes necessary to examine the problem of our actions and to ask how they are to be performed. For as we have said, the actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics Book II, Chapter 2

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A Quote by Aristotle on action and kindness

Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics Book II, Chapter 2

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on grief, kindness, and pity

When you describe the miserable and unfortunate, and want to make the reader feel pity, try to be somewhat colder - that seems to give a kind of background to another's grief, against which it stands out more clearly. Whereas in your story the characters cry and you sigh. Yes, be more cold. . . . The more objective you are, the stronger will be the impression you make.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To Lydia Avilova, March 19, 1892 & April 29, 1892

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