“The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.”

— Doris Lessing —

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“I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.”

— Benjamin Franklin —

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“The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.”

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“A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.”

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“Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.”

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“Silence is a source of great strength.”

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