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Mark Twain – The two most important days

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Mark TwainThe two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain   (1835-1910)

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Blaise Pascal – Nothing so insupportable to man

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Blaise PascalThere is nothing so insupportable to man as to be in entire repose, without passion, occupation, amusement, or application. Then it is that he feels his own nothingness, isolation, insignificance, dependent nature, powerlessness, emptiness. Immediately there issue from his soul ennui, sadness, chagrin, vexation, despair.

Blaise Pascal  

Richard Dawkins – DNA neither cares nor knows

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Richard DawkinsThe universe we obey has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference . . .DNA neither cares nor knows. DNA just is. And we dance to its music.

Richard Dawkins   (1941 -)

Nick Trout – It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret

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Nick TroutIt may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life–they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.

Nick Trout