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The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten

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The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

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Rosebud.

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