We do want our fellow citizens to respect our deeply held conviction that the absence of an afterlife lends a greater, not a lesser, moral importance to our actions on earth.
Only one thing supersedes the importance of thinking about a better tomorrow. It's taking action today.
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance, the only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.
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In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.
Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.
In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance.
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No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Police work wouldn't be possible without coffee," Wallander said.
"No work would be possible without coffee."
They pondered the importance of coffee in silence.
In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected."
(Frauds on the Fairies, 1853)
Just because it's broken doesn't mean it loses its importance.
Talk. I'll just wait' shall I? Because my mission to save this town is of no importance whatsoever next to your girl talk."- Myrnin
"Oh, shut up, you medieval drama queen" - Claire