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The growth of the exploiters' revolution on this continent has been accompanied by the growth of the idea that work is beneath human dignity, particularly any form of hand work. We have made it our overriding ambition to escape work, and as a consequence have debased work until it is only fit to escape from.


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Monsanto doesn't care about feeding the world. We have to think about the wage slavery of migrant wo...
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What I stand for is what I stand on.
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Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and s...
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The Way of Ignorance and Other Essays
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If I was freer than I had ever been in my life, I was not yet entirely free, for I still hung on to ...
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Until we understand what the land is, we are at odds with everything we touch. And to come to that u...
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Once the creator was removed from the creation, divinity became only a remote abstraction, a social ...
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But love, sooner or later, forces us out of time. It does not accept that limit. Of all that we feel...
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No settled family or community has ever called its home place an “environment.” None has ever ca...
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The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life.
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Sabbaths, 1982—IV  
(“A gardener rises out of the ground”)


Thrush song,...
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The road is a word, conceived elsewhere and laid across the country in the wound prepared for it: a ...
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Marriage, in what is evidently its most popular version, is now on the one hand an intimate “relat...
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What is the point of "labor saving" if by making work effortless we make it poor, and if by doing po...
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The difference between a path and a road is not only the obvious one. A path is little more than a h...
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The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and re...
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I don't think it is enough appreciated how much an outdoor book the Bible is. It is a "hypaethral bo...
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Grandmam, as I have seen in looking back, was the decider of my fate. She shaped my life, without of...
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Eating is an agricultural act.
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The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys ...
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The world is so full and abundant it is like a pregnant woman carrying a child in one arm and leadin...
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When I wrote 'The Alexandria Link,' I discovered that we are only aware of about 10 percent ...
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If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That's what rock and roll is all about...
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Don't let the same dog bite you twice.
CHUCK BERRY
I'm thankful for each and every day. We never know when time is up.
CHUCK BERRY
It amazes me when I hear people say, 'I want to go out and find out who I am.' I always knew...
CHUCK BERRY
Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.
MARY BERRY
Rock's so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather.
CHUCK BERRY
Blackness is a state of mind, and I identify with the black community. Mainly, because I realized, e...
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Having a baby takes so much from you. It's the most glorious thing you'll ever do, but the a...
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I won't have a traditional marriage; I don't find the value in that anymore. But I am such a...
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Self-esteem comes from who you have in your life. How you were raised. What you struggled with as a ...
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I take pride in a lot of things people take for granted, so when opportunities come my way, I just c...
ERIC BERRY
I want to see how far I can go and how good I can be, whether it's in the classroom or on the fo...
ERIC BERRY
The improvement in 2005 from 2004 is attributable to extensions and discoveries from our legacy proj...
BILL BERRY
The cruise (phase) has been very successful.
BOB BERRY
I walked over to two firemen kneeling on the front porch, and I heard this awful noise. And it was S...
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Secretly part of me has always wanted to try cocaine, but I just couldn't imagine sniffing anything ...
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I was always nervous before a television show, and I still am now. But 'The Great British Bake O...
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Having children is the greatest thing that can happen to you as a husband and wife. They are infuria...
MARY BERRY
If you are buying a larger turkey than usual, make sure it will fit in the oven.
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I added and deleted according to the audiences' response to different gestures, and chose songs ...
CHUCK BERRY
This has ripped the family. The parents they're devastated.
CATHY BERRY
I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head. [On her beauty pageant days].
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My husband is not in the slightest bit domesticated, but as the years go, by he's getting better...
MARY BERRY
My best holidays were in Devon and Cornwall when the children were growing up. We always used to sta...
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Listening to Nat Cole prompted me to sing sentimental songs with distinct diction.
CHUCK BERRY
At my dinner parties, I like to serve cheese after the main course because you still have red wine i...
MARY BERRY
Roll over, Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news.
CHUCK BERRY
They were sent in to lie, and they were prescribed very low-grade painkillers. It was the viewpoint ...
ROBERT BERRY
I am so ready to be a Mommy. I can't wait! I notice every little baby dress, every little baby toy, ...
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We're very happy (to get two sweeps). We heard a lot of good things about Minot State coming in here...
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Before you go alter body, do some research and find out how many women have major life-threatening c...
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