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Why all this deference to Alfred, and Scanderbeg, and Gustavus? Suppose they were virtuous; did they wear out virtue?Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
The British Barbarians
by Grant Allen
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Pros - Good points on how stupid some customs are. Humorous when the man from the future gets one over on someone, or if the uptight brother is made fun of.

Cons - Author doesn't seem to like Scottish people, is a bit odd or old fashioned himself abo...more
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Equations of Life by Simon Morden
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I found the plot similar in many ways to the Greg Mandel series by Peter F. Hamilton. Sometimes it felt a bit too fanciful, or that it had been fun to write, I guess, this made it less immersive. I find it doubtful that I will continue reading the se...more
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Marcus Aurelius
“That to expect bad people not to injure others is crazy. It's to ask the impossible. And to let them behave like that to other people but expect them to exempt you is arrogant--the act of a tyrant.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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“In everything that you do, pause and ask yourself if death is a dreadful thing because it deprives you of this”
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“Thought is the bud, language the blossom and action the fruit behind it.”
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Jenni Fagan
“I dinnae get people, like they all want to be watched, to be seen, like all the time. They put up their pictures online and let people they dinnae like look at them! And people they’ve never met as well, and they all pretend tae be shinier than they are – and some are even posting on like four sites; their bosses are watching them at work, the cameras watch them on the bus, and on the train, and in Boots, and even outside the chip shop. Then even at home – they’re going online to look and see who they can watch, and to check who’s watching them!”
Jenni Fagan, The Panopticon

Henry David Thoreau
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...”
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