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17th January

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind... Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.

Joseph Heller

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Chinese proverb

Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.

Alice Foote MacDougall

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.

Persian proverb

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