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These are all quotes that I absolutely love and have gathered over a few years.

"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here."

- Richard Dawkins

"I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back into the womb, spend your last nine months floating... and you finish off as an orgasm."

- George Carlin

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."

- Mark Twain

"Society becomes great when old men plant trees they know they will never sit in."

- Anonymous

"Everyone is good for something, even if they're just a bad example."

- Anonymous

"We avoid risks in life so that we can make it safely to death."

- Anonymous

"We live in the world we create within our own minds. You can make it a positive world by changing your way of thinking."

- Anonymous

"Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction."

- Albert Einstein

"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand."

- Bertrand Russell

And the one that basically explains my personal beliefs.

"The world is meaningless, there is no God or gods, there are no morals, the universe is not moving inexorably towards any higher purpose. All meaning is man-made, so make your own, and make it well. Do not treat life as a way to pass the time until you die.

Do not try to "find yourself", you must make yourself. Choose what you want to find meaningful and live, create, love, hate, cry, destroy, fight and die for it. Do not let your life and your values and your actions slip easily into any mold, other that that which you create for yourself, and say with conviction, "This is who I make myself".

Do not give in to hope. Remember that nothing you do has any significance beyond that with which imbue it. Whatever you do, do it for its own sake. When the universe looks on with indifference, laugh, and shout back, "**** You!". Remember that to fight meaninglessness is futile, but fight anyway, in spite of and because of its futility.

The world may be empty of meaning, but it is a blank canvas on which to paint meanings of your own. Live deliberately. You are free."

- Existentialist

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Great quotes, specifically that last one, because they are almost exactly how I see things too. Nothing has a 'true meaning', but humans in their sentience are able to create meaning, and that alone is what makes them special.

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There's a spiritual solution to every problem.

-Wayne Dyer

There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.

-Carl Sagan

There is one principle that is a bar against all information, and will not cease to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is contempt prior to investigation.

-AA Big Book

"Catch the Taste"

-Roberto Alomar

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Security is the blindfold worn by those who cannot accept the uncertainty of the future. -Mundin Barr

Quote from a book I'm reading. There's a quote from a person in the book's world that starts out each chapter. So far, I've enjoyed every single one.

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It is better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt. - abe lincoln.

Every morning is a new day, and new chance to shine- lgwyant

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"Life has a funny way of making all the hardships worth those few moments of happiness, no matter how short of long they might be. Those are the times we hold on to in the darkest hours."-Catching The Westbound,D.C Hicks

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