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"I suppose the thing I most would have liked to have known or been reassured about is that in the world, what counts more than talent, what counts more than energy or concentration or commitment, or anything else - is kindness. And the more in the world that you encounter kindness and cheerfulness - which is its kind of amiable uncle or aunt - the better the world always is. And all the big words: virtue, justice, truth - are dwarfed by the greatness of kindness." ~ Stephen Fry

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17 Of The Wisest Things Stephen Fry Has Ever Said

Accents often carry a sort of connotation. For British it might be this one. For other languages, especially in a business context, they are not always so positive.

"If only life could be a little more tender and art a little more robust." ~Alan Rickman

Stanley 'Stan' Laurel -- (6/16/1890-2/23/1965). Actor, Writer, Comedian, Entertainer & Film Director He's known for the comedy "Laurel and Hardy". He died after suffering a Heart Attack, age 74. Born: Arthur Stanley Jefferson.

"It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me." ~ Stephen Fry

The planet does not need more 'successful people'. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture has set. " - H.H.The Dalai Lama

Russell Brand. That's because it's easier for the people who are paid to drop the bombs to think about those they are bombing as non-human. If they had to look into their eyes, I wonder if they could still do it.

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Apple Posts Rare Tribute to Robin Williams on Its Homepage

Apple posts a rare tribute to Robin Williams on its homepage — and it's beautiful