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“O VENENO ARDENTE DO DESGOSTO. THE WHITE HOT POISON OF ANGER. When oth­ers make us angry at them- at their shame­less­ness, injus­tice, incon­sid­er­a­tion- then they exer­cise pow­er over us, they pro­lif­er­ate and gnaw at our soul, then anger is like a white-hot poi­son that cor­rodes all mild, noble and bal­anced feel­ings and robs us of sleep.

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“But tomor­row, dawn will come the way I pic­ture her, bare­foot and disheveled, stand­ing out­side my win­dow in one of the frag­ile cot­ton dress­es of the poor. She will look in at me with her thin arms extend­ed, offer­ing a hand­ful of bird­song and a small cup of light.” – Bil­ly Collins

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“Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finite­ness of life. It’s that ter­ri­ble pre­ci­sion that we hate so much. But because we don’t know, we get to think of life as an inex­haustible well. Yet every­thing hap­pens a cer­tain num­ber of times, and a very small num­ber, really.