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    The Moth and the Flame:A Love Story

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    A moth flying in black darkness
     Found a yellow flame flickering
      over a red candlestick
       On a brass plate
        Bright in the darkness
      And the moth was pleased
          At the beauty of it
           And flew around it
            Admiringly
      And the moth fell in love
       With the flame.


    The Conscience of a Hacker

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    • Jun 04, 2013

    Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...

    Damn kids. They're all alike.

    But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?

    I am a hacker, enter my world...

    Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me...


    The best of Epicurus

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

    Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

    I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.

    If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.


    Success

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived-this is to have succeeded.


    Soulmates of Another Kind

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    Soulmates of another kind
    They say my thoughts
    And read my mind
    They know my fears
    They share them too
    They type my sentences before I do
    Their smile's my reflection
    Their voice my own
    We have separate bodies
    But one internal home


    Sonnet 116

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    Admit impediments. Love is not love
    Which alters when it alteration finds,
    Or bends with the remover to remove:
    O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
    That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
    It is the star to every wandering bark,
    Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
    Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
    Within his bending sickle's compass come:
    Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
    But bears it out even to the edge of doom.


    If

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;

    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:


    General

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.
    Michaelangelo

    You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
    James D. Miles

    When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.

    Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
    Albert Einstein


    Friendship

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...
    It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things
    that give value to survival."
    C.S. Lewis

    "The greatest good you can do for another is not just
    to share your riches but to reveal to him his own."
    Benjamin Disraeli

    "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


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