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A Quote by Albert Camus on beauty, heart, lies, losing, meaning, paradise, and world

At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise. . . that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alan Lightman on future, life, time, and world

Who would fare better in this world of fitful time? Those who have seen the future and live only one life? Or those who have not seen the future and wait to live life? Or those who deny the future and live two lives?"

Alan Lightman

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A Quote by Alan Loy McGinnis on nobility, success, and world

There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being - to help someone succeed.

Alan Loy McGinnis

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A Quote by Alan Lightman on action, chaos, commitment, contentment, decisions, people, reason, responsibility, and world

Some make light of decisions, arguing that all possible decisions will occur. In such a world, how could one be responsible for his actions? Others hold that each decision must be considered and committed to, that without commitment there is chaos. Such people are content to live in contradictory worlds, so long as they know the reason for each.

Alan Lightman

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A Quote by Alan Lightman on action, argument, consequences, future, impulses, judgment, justice, learning, meaning, needs, past, people, sincerity, present, time, uncertainty, and world

Most people have learned to live in the moment. The argument goes that if the past has uncertain effect on the present, there is no need to dwell on the past. And if the present has little effect on the future, present actions need not be weighed for their consequence. Rather, each act is an island in time, to be judged on its own. ... It is a world of impulse. It is a world of sincerity. It is a world in which every word spoken speaks just to that moment, every glance given has only one meaning.

Alan Lightman

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A Quote by Alan Greenspan on action, competition, crime, facts, government, judgment, laws, principles, world, and elightenment

The world of antitrust is reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland: everything seemingly is, yet apparently isn't, simultaneously. It is a world in which competition is lauded as the basic axiom and guiding principle, yet "too much" competition is condemned as "cutthroat." It is a world in which actions designed to limit competition are branded as criminal when taken by businessmen, yet praised as "enlightened" when initiated by the government. It is a world in which the law is so vague that businessmen have no way of knowing whether specific actions will be declared illegal until they hear the judge's verdict after the fact.

Alan Greenspan (1926 -)

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A Quote by Alan Beck on funny and world

A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves . . .

Alan Beck

Source: "What Is a Girl?" pamphlet distributed by New England Life Insurance Co Boston, 1956.

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A Quote by Alan Alda on people and world

It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.

Alan Alda (1936 -)

Source: 1994

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A Quote by Alan Alda on assumptions and world

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once and a while, or the light won't come in.

Alan Alda (1936 -)

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A Quote by Al Rogers on change, earth, existence, learning, and world

In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

Al Rogers

Source: Global School House Network

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