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Old 06-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #2116
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:15 AM   #2117
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #2119
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #2120
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:10 AM   #2121
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:12 AM   #2122
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"The most appealing daily schedule I know is that of a turn-of-the-century Danish aristocrat. He got up at four and set out on foot to hunt black grouse, wood grouse, woodcock, and snipe. At eleven he met his friends, who had also been out hunting alone all morning. They converged 'at one of these babbling brooks,' he wrote. He outlined the rest of his schedule. 'Take a quick dip, relax with a schnapps and a sandwich, stretch out, have a smoke, take a nap or just rest, and then sit around and chat until three. Then I hunt some more until sundown, bathe again, put on white tie and tails to keep up appearances, eat a huge dinner, smoke a cigar and sleep like a log until the sun comes up again to redden the eastern sky.' This is living…. Could it be more perfect?”
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:39 AM   #2123
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #2124
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #2125
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #2126
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:03 AM   #2127
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:22 AM   #2128
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #2129
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"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn."
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"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn."
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