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A Children's Bible
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Albert Einstein
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
Albert Einstein

Thomas L. Friedman
“Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.”
Thomas Friedman

Chuck Palahniuk
“All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Walt Whitman
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Walt Whitman

Mark Twain
“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
Mark Twain

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