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8th January

If you can imagine a man having a vasectomy without anaesthetic to the sound of frantic sitar-playing, you will have some idea of what popular Turkish music is like.

Bill Bryson

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.

Marcel Proust

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

Ralph W. Stockman

Life is unnecessarily long. Moments of insight, of fine personal relation, a smile, a glance -- what ample borrowers of eternity they are!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th US President

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