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Sharon Salzberg
“We are all too often told by someone that we are too old, too young, too different, too much the same, and those comments can be devastating.”
Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion

“May the blind see the forms,
May the deaf hear sounds.

May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food;
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.

May the poor find wealth,
Those weak with sorrow find joy;
May the forlorn find new hope,
Constant happiness and prosperity.

May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed;
May the powerless find power,
And may the people think of benefiting one another”
Shantideva

Lois McMaster Bujold
“Cecil flashed a grin. "Quite. Plus your rather irritating habit of treating your superior officers as your, ah..." Cecil paused, apparently groping again for just the right word.

"Equals?" Miles hazarded.

"Cattle," Cecil corrected judiciously.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Vor Game

Lois McMaster Bujold
“A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Vor Game

William Makepeace Thackeray
“if you are not allowed to touch the heart sometimes in spite of syntax, and are not to be loved until you all know the difference between trimeter and trameter, may all Poetry go to the deuce, and every schoolmaster perish miserably!”
William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

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