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    She had loved him. He knew this; he had never doubted it. But she had also asked him to kill her. If you love someone that much, you did not lay that sort of burden on him for the rest of his life.

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    She realized with deep respect that this woman had always done what she had to do and faced what she had to face. If many of her fears and burdens would have seemed unreal to another woman, there was nothing unreal about her courage.

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    Survival is both an exalted privilege and a painful burden.

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    So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, be endlessly drunk.

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    Some of the burdens we carry include false weight, perhaps to make up for all the horrible stuff we actually did and forgot.

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    Sometimes the only way to carry a heavy burden is to share it with another

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    Superstition changes a man to a beast, fanaticism makes him a wild beast, and despotism a beast of burden.

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    Take a hard look at those things, which we needlessly turn into burdens, when they were meant to be blessings.

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    Take up your own daily cross; it is the burden best suited for your shoulder, and will prove most effective to make you perfect in every good word and work to the glory of God.

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    Thank God when He lays a burden on thee, and thank Him when He takes it off.

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    Taxes are a universal burden in moral as well as in civil life. There is not a pleasure, social or otherwise, which is not assessed by fate at its full value!

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    The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden.

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    That he loved her was his life’s greatest grace—that she loved him was a burden and mystery beyond compare.

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    The American people ask, and legitimately so, why should we carry the heavy burden to ensure international peace and stability. You also profit from it, so you should also take your share in the burden. That's Secretary Gates's message. I share that message.

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    The camera relieves us of the burden of memory.

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    The body is not a permanent dwelling, but a sort of inn which is to be left behind when one perceives that one is a burden to the host.

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    The burden is on Saddam Hussein. And our policy, our national policy - not the UN policy but our national policy - is that the regime should be changed until such time as he demonstrates that it is not necessary to change the regime because the regime has changed itself.

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    The burden of disease falls on the poor.

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    The burden of intelligence: you can always imagine all those wonderful places where you can never belong.

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    The burden of happiness can only be relieved by the balm of suffering.

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    The burdens of a woman are more than the average man could ever endure.

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    The burden of living one’s own life is experiencing sensations that no one else can share.

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    The crime of a mother is a heavy burden.

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    The cost of health care and the cost of cars and fuel are huge burdens on families and businesses. We can reduce health care costs NOW by promoting biking, walking and transit.

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    The human mind is utterly stupid when it carries, quite willingly, the heavy burden of resentment.

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    The day must come when the nation's whole scale of living must be reduced. If that day comes,Parliament must lay the burden equally on all classes.

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    The fisher droppeth his net in the stream, And a hundred streams are the same as one; And the maiden dreameth her love-lit dream; And what is it all, when all is done? The net of the fisher the burden breaks, And always the dreaming the dreamer wakes.

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    The freedom of saying anything to him, telling all, relieved a burden I hadn't even realized I'd been carrying. In my relentless push to keep moving forward, there had been so many emotions I hadn't let myself inhabit fully, so many things I hadn't talked about. Now I couldn't quite catch up to myself.

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    The money cost of the reservoir plan literally fades into insignificance when it is compared with the financial burden which the great depression imposed on the nation.

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    The man of knowledge in our time is bowed down under a burden he never imagined he would ever have: the overproduction of truth that cannot be consumed.

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    The most consistent gift and burden of motherhood is advice.

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    The notion that work is a burden is a terrible mistake. Working and facing up to one's responsibilities: That's happiness.

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    The old woman dies, the burden is lifted.

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    There is fear as to whether Japan, reduced to such a predicament, could ever manage to pay reparations to certain designated Allied Powers without shifting the burden upon the other Allied Powers.

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    The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected by the devastating hurricanes, and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate share of the burden in Iraq.

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    The purity of Jewish upbringing - the restrictions that one carries through life being a 'nice Jewish girl' - what a burden.

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    There are plenty of good Indian writers in English, and none of us feel we are carrying the burden of being a poster boy.

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    The problem with being Irish... is having 'Riverdance' on your back. It's a burden at times.

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    The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author.

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    There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it.

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    There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen.

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    There is no greater burden than choosing who to save.

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    There will be no overall increase in the tax burden whatsoever.

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    There is nothing for her beyond those gates," Gavriel said. "Do you think to bring her along like a talisman to remind you of your humanity? Or do you think sharing your damnation will lighten the burden of it?

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    The society of the Culture-Philistines makes life a burden to exceptional men.

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    The Savior accomplished the Atonement, which resolves the most terrible burdens that can occur in this life.

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    The secret counsels of princes are a troublesome burden to such as have only to execute them.

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    The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.

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    The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail.

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    The tide of history is turning women from beasts of burden and sexual playthings into full-fledged human beings.