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We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know


W. H. Auden

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We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.
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We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.
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We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I do not know.
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We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
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Service to others is the rent which you pay for your room here on earth.
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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
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I was brought up to understand that we are all here on planet earth together.
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Once I leave this earth, I know I've done something that will continue to help others.
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The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
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The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
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I'm fascinated by beautiful scenery and what we have here on this Earth.
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We are here to win. Some count on it, the others dream of it.
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I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
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I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
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I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
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Once I leave this earth, I know I've done something that will continue to help others.
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Air is approximately 21% oxygen, our brains feed off of oxygen. So basically we are all airheads.
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We are here on Earth for just a short time, whether you're 16 years old or 80,
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We are here to create, not destroy.
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Some people are here on earth because they were sent to hell
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I am here on Earth to extend love, smiles and hope to all mankind.
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I know I wrote letters to people with no address on this earth, I know that you are dead. But I hear...
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Flowers were put on earth for our enjoyment. We were put here for God's. Essentially we are the Flow...
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One day earth will wipe us all out, but it will be impossible to wipe what we are going to leave her...
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Its ghetto paradise for some and hell on earth for others!
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Gossip and reputation make sure that what comes around-a person who is cruel will find that the othe...
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You are here on earth to reform the society where you live and bring God to your country
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We are all here to learn about ourselves and inspire others in our own unique way.
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Although we are all on earth through the same route,we are not on earth for the same purpose,we are ...
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The New Dimension is peaceful, and all work here just as they do on Earth. It’s a place where lear...
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We are all sailors on the spaceship Earth.
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If we all look at life we think how nice, then we look at death and everybody goes oh you can say th...
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All the beauty of the stars means nothing when life here on earth is so ugly.
SABAA TAHIR
You and I are part of the colony of heaven. Right now, we may reside here on earth, but our passport...
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What on earth are you doing for Heaven's sake?
SOURCE UNKNOWN
What are you doing on Earth, for Heaven's sake?
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You weren't put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity.
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Here is a test to find if your mission on Earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.
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I did not come here on earth to sleep, I came to work.
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Make your paradise here on earth, your own little paradise
BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.
RICHARD BACH
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CLIFFORD COHEN
The service you do for others is the rent you pay for the time you spend on earth.
MUHAMMAD ALI
This all comes down to what we know about life on Earth.
MARGARET TURNBULL
We here on Earth have long held a fascination with the planet Mars.
CHIKAI OHAZAMA
Helping others is the key duty for everyone on this earth who is remotely capable to do so.
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Maybe you are here on earth to learn that life is what you make of it, and it's to be enjoyed.
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Only when love takes the lead will the earth, and life on earth, be safe again. And not until then.
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Religions do good when they make peace on earth.
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I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
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We are a plague on the Earth.
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The one principle of hell is – “I am my own
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The only thing I want is to awaken all humans on the planet that we are living on Mother Earth.
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Walk upon England's mountains green
And was the holy la...
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Take me to the height where success would seek my help to succeed!
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Stewardship is the hallmark of life on earth.
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...worst of all were the highly unlikely science-fiction novels, or the equally implausible futurist...
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We all belong here equally...Just by being born onto the earth we are accepted and the earth support...
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There are no passengers on spaceship Earth- we are all the crew.
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Blaming has no positive effect at all
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If I die, its because my mission here on earth is accomplished.
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If I die, its because my mission here on earth is accomplished.
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We are God’s representatives on this earth
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There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
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Humility is the way to a successful sojourn here on earth.
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If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.
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AWESOMENESS is the closest you're gonna get to heaven while you're here on earth.
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There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
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W. H. AUDEN
'In headaches and in worry Vaguely life leaks away,And Time will have his fancy To-morrow or to-day.
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lay your faithless head upon my arm
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I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-Second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of ...
W. H. AUDEN
O for doors to be open and an invite with gilded edges / To dine with Lord Lobcock and Count Asthma.
W. H. AUDEN
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their conscience...
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Sob, heavy world Sob as you spin, Mantled in mist Remote from the happy.
W. H. AUDEN
Pleasure is by no means an infallible guide, but it is the least fallible.
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It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about ...
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If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun aw...
W. H. AUDEN
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as...
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In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for...
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Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. ...
W. H. AUDEN
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
W. H. AUDEN
Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am fr...
W. H. AUDEN
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mist...
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Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life ...
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The belief that politics can be scientific must inevitably produce tyrannies. Politics cannot be a s...
W. H. AUDEN
America has always been a country of amateurs where the professional, that is to say, the man who cl...
W. H. AUDEN
To pray is to pay attention to something or someone other than oneself. Whenever a man so concentrat...
W. H. AUDEN
Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'l...
W. H. AUDEN
The only way to spend New Year's Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when ...
W. H. AUDEN
A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.
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It's frightening how easy it is to commit murder in America. Just a drink too much. I can see myself...
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To the man-in-the-street, who, I'm sorry to say, is a keen observer of life. The word Intellectual s...
W. H. AUDEN
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so con...
W. H. AUDEN
A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scien...
W. H. AUDEN
If the most significant characteristic of man is the complex of biological needs he shares with all ...
W. H. AUDEN
Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
W. H. AUDEN
The actors today really need the whip hand. They're so lazy. They haven't got the sense of pride in ...
W. H. AUDEN
A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good ...
W. H. AUDEN
The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar, and is shocked by the unexpected: the eye, on the ot...
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Now is the age of anxiety.
W. H. AUDEN
A poet's hope: to be,
like some valley cheese,
local, but prized elsewhere.
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Evil is unspectacular and always human,
And shares our bed and eats at our own table.
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He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, ...
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Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Pa...
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The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the othe...
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All that we are not stares back at what we are.
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When I am in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into ...
W. H. AUDEN