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Jiddu Krishnamurti
“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. ... The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.”
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Stephanee Killen, Buddha Breaking Up: A Guide to Healing from Heartache & Liberating Your Awesomeness

Ian Fleming
“Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.”
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“The very desire to be certain,to be secure,is the beginning of bondage.It's only when the mind is not caught in the net of certainty,and is not seeking certainty, that it is in a state of discovery.”
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Charlotte Brontë
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