„The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.“

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„You’re saying God is all made up, but okay, who cares? People say, “I can’t pray because I feel like I’m talking to myself.” The rabbi would say, “Pray! That’s so good. Go talk to yourself.”“

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„I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems. And I'm going to talk about it everywhere I go.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
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