Being Human Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Being Human Quotes

#1. Greed has been with human beings forever. We have a number of things in our species that you would call 'the dark side,' and greed is one of them. If you don't put certain structures in place or restrictions on those parts of our being that come from that dark place, then it gets out of control. - Author: Michael Moore
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#2. The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation. - Author: Sukarno
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#3. James Bevel could do more with young people than any human being on the face of the earth. - Author: Hosea Williams
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#4. One of the most important elements in the evolution of human institutions is the emergence of the difficult customer within the system itself, the radical who starts to question its very being, the reformer who calls for changes in the way it runs. - Author: Richard Holloway
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#5. When inquiry is suppressed by previous knowledge, or by the authority and experience of another, then learning becomes mere imitation, and imitation causes a human being to repeat what is learned without experiencing it. - Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
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#6. The choices that women make have huge impact on families, on communities and on nations. Being able to provide an enabling environment for them to exercise their rights and make choices in their lives is crucial. It is at the heart of human development! - Author: Babatunde Osotimehin
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#7. No one has ever proved that a human being, through his descent from a certain group of people, must of necessity have certain mental characteristics. - Author: Franz Boas
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#8. As far as I'm concerned, you're changing the fate of another human being. Maybe he isn't meant to be elected to office. Maybe humans deserve to live with electing the wrong person. - Author: Evette Davis
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#9. I can only speak for myself, but when I was growing up in Memphis - and having the Martin Luther King holiday and the moment of pause on April 4th - he was just a statue to me. I wanted to make him a little bit more real to me as a human being. - Author: Katori Hall
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#10. There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#11. No human being should ever be patient with prejudice at the expense of its victims" The late Rev. William Sloane Coffin - Author: Robert Alper
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#12. What time do you need to be at work tomorrow, Hon?' Lexi asks.
Well, Ruby's back, so nine o'clock.'
What does Ruby being back have to do with anything?'
She's the human stopwatch, remember? Marriage doesn't change everything. - Author: Erynn Mangum
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#13. That someone would want another human being to suffer, or would even tolerate the idea, for committing no crime at all but being reasonable, is truly frightening. A religion that breeds such people is a genuine plague upon the earth. - Author: Richard Carrier
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#14. I love being able to create characters, give them problems, and make sure everything turns out right in the end. Writing gives me limitless opportunity to study the human condition, and a love story with a positive ending always lifts my spirits and warms my heart. - Author: Jennie Adams
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#15. There was a Being whom my spirit oft
Met on its visioned wanderings far aloft.
A seraph of Heaven, too gentle to be human,
Veiling beneath that radiant form of woman ... - Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#16. Americans should know that Iranians are just as decent, human and rational as other human beings. Sadly, the mainstream media in the U.S. regularly fails to recognize and reflect this. - Author: Mohammad Marandi
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#17. In comparison with a loving human being, everything else is worthless. - Author: Hugh MacLennan
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#18. There are many ups and downs in everyone's life and when you're an actor usually you're a very sensitive human being. - Author: Melanie Griffith
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#19. Our goals can only be achieved with a society that respects and equally protects the rights of every human being, old and young, rich and poor, regardless of gender, color, race, or creed. We must reject the initiation of violence by individuals or government as morally repugnant. - Author: Ron Paul
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#20. Motherhood isn't just a series of contractions; it's a state of mind. From the moment we know life is inside us, we feel a responsibility to protect and defend that human being. - Author: Erma Bombeck
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#21. Deep within, every human being hoards a pitch-black riddle. The darkness of the iris is nothing other than the starless night, the darkness deep in the eye is nothing other than the darkness of the universe. - Author: Lars Gustafsson
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#22. Human beings can tolerate an immortal robot, for it doesn't matter how long a machine lasts, but they cannot tolerate an immortal human being since their own mortality is endurable only so long as it is universal. - Author: Isaac Asimov
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#23. There's so much that I can give as a human being - and I know that. - Author: La India
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#24. I know that the human being and the fish can coexist peacefully. - Author: George W. Bush
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#25. Life is a perspective and for me, if a human being has access to school, clean water, food, proper health care, that is the basis of human rights. - Author: Gelila Bekele
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#26. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. - Author: Viktor E. Frankl
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#27. All writing is presumption, of course, since no one knows what it is like to be another human being. - Author: Cynthia Ozick
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#28. I don't look at paying $8 billion for the directories business of Qwest as the thing that would really excite me ... I'm looking at a connection to the human being where it's interesting. - Author: Craig McCaw
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#29. I'm in love with everyone I've ever met in one way or another. I'm just a crazy, unhinged disaster of a human being. - Author: Edie Sedgwick
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#30. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human conciousness ... seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#31. I'm an incredibly intelligent, insightful human being. - Author: A. J. Bowen
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#32. The travesty of slavery wasn't physical abuse. It was the moral abuse of looking at a human being as if they are an animal. - Author: Alan Keyes
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#33. I do believe you would be perfectly happy shut up in your study with your rolls of manuscript all your life, without seeing another human being save a servant to bring you in bread and fruit and water twice a day. - Author: G.A. Henty
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#34. It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#35. God pity the man of science who believes in nothing but what he can prove by scientific methods; for if ever a human being needed divine pity, he does. - Author: J.G. Holland
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#36. If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become unlimited. That's the beauty of being a human being. - Author: Sadhguru
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#37. The pain of being human is that we're all angels imprisoned in vessels of flesh. - Author: Steven Pressfield
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#38. Nothing on this earth is standing still. It's either growing or it's dying. No matter if it's a tree or a human being. - Author: Lou Holtz
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#39. I guess what I always found funny was the human condition. There is a certain comedy and pathos to trouble and accidents. Like, when a driver has parked his car crookedly and then wonders why he has the bad luck of being hit. - Author: John Prine
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#40. It was at that moment he realized that his spirit was truly human once more. For he no longer remembered how to be alone without being lonely. - Author: Neal Shusterman
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#41. A hundred different scenarios running through my head. How sick does that make me? A broken woman fantasising about how to kill another human being. What has he done to me? - Author: Dawn A. Keane
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#42. These are not easy questions. Who am I? Why am I here? They're not easy because the human being isn't wired to function as an individual. - Author: Steven Pressfield
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#43. I'm a human being who lives a flawed, contradictory life. And I have all sorts of problems and all sorts of successes. - Author: Jamie Lee Curtis
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#44. The continued propinquity of another human being cramps the style after a time unless that person is somebody you think you love. Then the burden becomes intolerable at once. - Author: Quentin Crisp
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#45. A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled. - Author: Thomas Hood
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#46. Wherever there's a human being there's going to be somebody that tries to hold you back. - Author: Gloria Estefan
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#47. I don't mind shaking hands with a human being, are you one? - Author: Alex Haley
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#48. It was a great thing to be a human being. It was something tremendous. Suddenly I'm conscious of a million sensations buzzing in me like bees in a hive. Gentlemen, it was a great thing. - Author: Karel Capek
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#49. Marrying, founding a family, accepting all the children that come, supporting them in this insecure world, and perhaps even guiding them a little, is, I am convinced, the utmost a human being can succeed in doing at all. - Author: Franz Kafka
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#50. We all want things we can't have. Being a decent human being is accepting that. - Author: John Fowles
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#51. The man who recognizes the truth of any human relation and neglects the duty involved is not a true man.... A man may be aware of the highest truths of many things, and yet not be a true man, inasmuch as the essentials of manhood are not his aim: he has not come into the flower of his own being. - Author: George MacDonald
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#52. Any human being is really good at certain things. The problem is that the things you're good at come naturally. And since most people are pretty modest instead of an arrogant S.O.B. like me, what comes naturally, you don't see as a special skill. It's just you. It's what you've always done. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#53. Humans are the only animals that draw ... Practically every human being draws at some time in childhood. - Author: Peter Steinhart
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#54. What is music? Music is language. A human being wants to express ideas in this language, but not ideas that can be translated into concepts ... - Author: Anton Webern
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#55. I'm not good at living in the grim places ... when we did Gatsby, I lived in Claridges, that's where I wanted to live. I can't live in grimness and then go play a classy human being. - Author: Bruce Dern
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#56. Wine is an escape from grief,
a slip into sleep,
a cool forgetting of the hot pains of day.
What better cure for being human? - Author: Euripides
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#57. Using every means possible to show that, although you're just an ordinary human being, you're far above other mortals. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#58. There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness. - Author: Sam Peckinpah
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#59. I don't know, 53 years with the same human being? I can't be around myself for more than three or four hours before I want to kill everybody. - Author: Scott Baio
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#60. My mind reeling with the concept that a human being, a man, could feel pride over sodomizing another man, - Author: Bret Easton Ellis
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#61. E-mail has some magical ability to turn off the politeness gene in a human being. - Author: Jeff Bezos
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#62. So I'm sorry, I'm going to continue to talk to the people, because I do believe that if they get to know you and what you are as a human being, they can more appreciate what you are as a performer. - Author: Mel Torme
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#63. Today I will learn to reject shame. Shame is an overwhelming sense that who I am isn't good enough. I realize that I am good enough, and that my imperfections are part of being human. I let go of shame. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#64. This is the essence for every human being to realize that who they are, essentially, is far more than the physical body and is far more than the mental body, the psychological makeup, the psychological "me" body. Who they are is far deeper than that. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#65. While new rights are attributed to or indeed almost presumed by the individual, life is not always protected as the primary value and the primordial right of every human being. The ultimate aim of medicine remains the defence and promotion of life. - Author: Pope Francis
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#66. I swear I will do everything in my power to change the situation in Tibet where human rights are being suppressed. Tibet seeks freedom and democracy and we agree on those values. - Author: Shinzo Abe
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#67. An accent like mine and a face like mine, I think a lot of the time it's easy for casting directors to just stick me in as a bad boy, but 'Being Human' took a risk on me - bless 'em - and I'm not that bad boy no more. - Author: Michael Socha
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#68. A human being is like a television set with millions of channels ... We cannot let just one channel dominate us. We have the seed of everything in us, and we have to recover our own sovereignty. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#69. Do you not know how uncontrolled and unreliable the average human being is in all that concerns sexual life? - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#70. I can be Erykah the human being more than the celebrity. - Author: Erykah Badu
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#71. Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#72. I am a human being, not a human doing. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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#73. Every human being makes mistakes, so why should you be afraid? Go to the One who can get rid of the mistakes and tell him, 'Sir, these are the kind of mistakes I make', so he will show you the solution. - Author: Dada Bhagwan
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#74. The Answer is that I am afraid

Afraid of Connection with human beings
Afraid of Being Alone
Afraid of be with my opinion - Author: Deyth Banger
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#75. I was a little bit of a slob who was sort of surrounded by dirty laundry. I can trace the exact moment that I became a tidy human being, and that moment was the day my son Sam was born. - Author: Tim Daly
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#76. To sit down on a chair and read my books with all my friends at school is my right. To see each and every human being with a smile of happiness is my wish. I am Malala. My world has changed but I have not. - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#77. The law's the law, but people are people. - Author: M.L. Stedman
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#78. She starts to cry. 'It's just so terrible,' she says.
'Which part?,' I ask.
'Being human. - Author: A.M. Homes
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#79. No human being is so bad as to be beyond redemption. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#80. Each human being has the right to two blessings: getting things right and getting things wrong. In the latter case, there will always be a kind of apprenticeship that will lead him back to the right path. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#81. I have different hats; I'm a mother, I'm a woman, I'm a human being, I'm an artist and hopefully I'm an advocate. All of those plates are things I spin all the time. - Author: Annie Lennox
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#82. The physiological effects of an electrocution are severe and painful. Besides launching the body into violent convulsions, the electrocution of a human being causes massive destruction throughout the body. - Author: Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini
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#83. Warhol was a prime example of a schizoid person. Maybe he had Asperger's, or maybe he was just an amorous human being on earth. - Author: Jim Shaw
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#84. At midlife, you're pregnant with the best self you can be - someone who has learned enough from both successes and failures to add up to a fine human being. - Author: Marianne Williamson
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#85. I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#86. There is nobody that I know who believes that Bank of America is a human being who should be entitled for the same constitutional rights that the people of our country are. - Author: Bernie Sanders
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#87. People should be nice to you, Leonard. You're a human being. You should expect people to be nice. - Author: Matthew Quick
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#88. The biggest secret of self-esteem is this: Begin to appreciate other people more; show respect for any human being merely because he is a child of God and therefore a thing of value. - Author: Maxwell Maltz
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#89. Consciousness-Based Education is just plugging us all into the beautiful, eternal field within, and then watching things get better, which is what happens. It's a field of infinite, unbounded peace within every human being, and when you experience it, you enliven that peace. - Author: David Lynch
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#90. Physicians can't really dictate our protocols. They can inform us to the extent that they can as to what would best serve us, because we're not medical geniuses, no human being is, but intrinsically there is inside of each one of us, the knowing of what's going on. - Author: Maya Tiwari
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#91. I do not see why we should not be as just to an ant as to a human being. - Author: Charles Kingsley
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#92. The best educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he is placed. - Author: Helen Keller
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#93. No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up. - Author: Robert Lynd
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#94. How is it that you profess love for God but can't accept another human being? - Author: Phylicia Rashad
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#95. He who makes a beast out of himself removes himself from the pain of being human - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#96. To be a human being is to be a child of God - Author: M. Bartolo-Abela
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#97. Be prudent, diligent, temperate and discreet. Remember that every human being has a claim upon your kind offices. - Author: Albert Pike
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#98. This is good, life must continue, we are fighting barbarians, but we must remain human. - Author: David Benioff
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#99. [L]et my reader who is puzzled by my awkward explanations close his eyes for no more than two minutes, and see if he does not find himself suddenly not a compact human being at all, but only a consciousness on a sea of sound and touch ... - Author: Shirley Jackson
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#100. The human being is like a light bulb. If a human being is super stressed, depressed and filled with negativity, this is what that human being radiates out into the world. - Author: David Lynch
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