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Quote Left A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility. Quote Right
Quote Left Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't know Who -- or what -- put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone --or Something --and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal. Quote Right
Quote Left For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes. Quote Right
Quote Left When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate. Quote Right
Quote Left The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned. Quote Right
Quote Left You are the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does. If you seek yourself, you rob the lens of its transparency. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means. Quote Right
Quote Left The UN is not just a product of do-gooders. It is harshly real. The day will come when men will see the U.N. and what it means clearly. Everything will be all right -- you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction, and see it as a drawing they made themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left Every deed and every relationship is surrounded by an atmosphere of silence. Friendship needs no words -- it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. Quote Right
Quote Left You have never done enough, so long as it is still possible that you have something of value to contribute Quote Right
Quote Left Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward- your destiny-are here and now. Quote Right
Quote Left The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. Quote Right
Quote Left The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being. Quote Right
Quote Left The myths have always condemned those who looked back. Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision. Quote Right
Quote Left We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence. Quote Right
Quote Left Fatigue dulls the pain, but awakes enticing thoughts of death. So! that is the way in which you are tempted to overcome your loneliness -- by making the ultimate escape from life. -- No! It may be that death is to be your ultimate gift to life: it must not be an act of treachery against it. Quote Right
Quote Left Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions. Quote Right
Quote Left Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day. Quote Right
Quote Left Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them. Quote Right
Quote Left Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy. Quote Right
Quote Left A successful lie is doubly a lie; an error which has to be corrected is a heavier burden than the truth. Quote Right
Quote Left Friendship needs no words... Quote Right
Quote Left The longest journey is the journey inward. Quote Right
Quote Left Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away. Quote Right
Quote Left Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road. Quote Right
Quote Left Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away. Quote Right
Quote Left Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines. Quote Right

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