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#1. What the youth needs to be told is that a ship is a-building in his own mental dry dock, a ship with freedom of the seas. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#2. You cannot deny that love lasts for only a brief moment, uniting two beings as a single being that is capable of only one thought, one sensation, one will. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#3. We face the question whether a still higher "standard of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#4. I told my broker that as long as he doesn't tell me where my money should go, I won't tell him where he should go. - Author: Leopold Fechtner
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#5. In schoolbooks and in literature we can separate ecclesiastical and political history; in the life of mankind they are intertwined. - Author: Leopold Von Ranke
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#6. I simply make music, and people have always been foolish enough to pay me for it. I never told them that I would have done it all for nothing. - Author: Leopold Stokowski
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#7. No farmer-sportsman group is stronger than the ties of mutual confidence and enthusiasm which bind its members. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#8. My heart is a void, dead, and this makes me sad. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#9. A land ethic, then, reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Conservation is our effort to understand and preserve this capacity. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#10. The rich diversity of the world's cultures reflects a corresponding diversity in the wilds that gave them birth. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#11. To history has been assigned the office of judging the past, of instructing the present for the benefit of future ages. To such high offices this work does not aspire. It wants only to show what actually [essentially?] happened (wie es eigentlich gewesen). - Author: Leopold Von Ranke
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#12. All ages are equidistant from eternity, and just as immediately accessible to God's presence. - Author: Leopold Von Ranke
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#13. Patriotism requires less and less of making the eagle scream, but more and more of making him think. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#14. Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#15. Prudence never kindled a fire in the human mind; I have no hope for conservation born of fear. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#16. Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#17. He who overcomes himself is divine. Most see their ruin before their eyes; but they go on into it. - Author: Leopold Von Ranke
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#18. What good your beautiful proof on the transcendence of Pi: Why investigate such problems, given that irrational numbers do not even exist? - Author: Leopold Kronecker
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#19. A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#20. For one species to mourn the death of another is a new thing under the sun. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#21. I have purposely presented the land ethic as a product of social evolution because nothing so important as an ethic is ever 'written' ... It evolves in the minds of a thinking community. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#22. Until then I had lived as I had painted and versified - that is, I never got far beyond priming canvas, beyond penning an outline, a first act, a first stanza. There are simply people who start all sorts of things and yet never finish any of them. And that was the kind of person I was. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#23. To any one for whom wild things are something more than a pleasant diversion, (conservation) constitutes one of the milestones in moral evolution. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#24. The moral of the tale is this: whoever allows himself to be whipped,
deserves to be whipped. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#25. Wilderness is a resource which can shrink but not grow ... creation of new wilderness in the full sense of the word is impossible. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#26. If the land mechanism as a whole is good then every part is good, whether we understand it or not ... - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#27. You have corrupted my imagination and inflamed my blood ... - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#28. Only the most uncritical minds are free from doubt. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#29. O, God assist our side: at least, avoid assisting the enemy and leave the rest to me - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#30. Having told the truth for years as a first-rate reporter, Jason Leopold now comes completely clean about himself and also sheds light on his imperiled profession. A riveting account of just how hard the truth can be. - Author: Mark Crispin Miller
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#31. The good life of any river may depend on the perception of its music; and the preservation of some music to perceive. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#32. Conservation is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#33. To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#34. There is time not only to see who has done what, but to speculate why. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#35. If we lose our wilderness , we have nothing left, in my opinion, worth fighting for; or to be more exact, a completely industrialized United States is of no consequence to me. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#36. The Mexican gray wolves are actually responsible for the spark of legendary environmentalists Aldo Leopold and Ernest Seton. In both cases, the men found their lives and souls forever changed after they killed Mexican gray wolves. - Author: Joy Covey
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#37. All history consists of successive excursions from a single starting-point, to which man returns again and again to organize yet another search for a durable scale of values. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#38. The problem, then, is how to bring about a striving for harmony with land among a people many of whom have forgotten there is any such thing as land, among whom education and culture have become almost synonymous with landlessness. This is the problem of conservation education. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#39. Too many students who are technically quite far advanced do not properly interpret the technically less difficult pieces they play, because they regard them as beneath serious consideration. This is a fundamental error in musical taste and judgment. - Author: Leopold Auer
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#40. Civilization has so cluttered this elemental man-earth relationship with gadgets and middlemen that awareness of it is growing dim. We fancy that industry supports us, forgetting what supports industry. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#41. The oldest task in human history: to live on a piece of land without spoiling it. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#42. Nearly every understanding is gained by a painful struggle in which belief and unbelief are dramatically interwoven. - Author: Leopold Infeld
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#43. Anne Arundel County has become the world's epicenter of military intelligence and defense-related information technology. - Author: John R. Leopold
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#44. The life of every river sings its own song, but in most the song is long marred by the discords of misuse. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#45. But one on earth is better than the wife; that is the mother. - Author: Leopold Schefer
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#46. The number of people who left for the United states and Canada increased with every year. - Author: Leopold Trepper
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#47. Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gatt gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk.
The dear God has made the whole numbers, all the rest is man's work. - Author: Leopold Kronecker
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#48. When some remote ancestor of ours invented the shovel, he became a giver: He could plant a tree. And when the axe was invented, he became a taker: He could chop it down. Whoever owns land has thus assumed, whether he knows it or not, the divine functions of creating and destroying plants. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#49. At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#50. Only economists mistake physical opulence for riches. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#51. Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#52. Water is the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children's lifetime. The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land. - Author: Luna Leopold
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#53. The only true development in American recreational resources is the development of the perceptive faculty in Americans. All of the other acts we grace by that name are, at best, attempts to retard or mask the process of dilution. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#54. They had the magic pill, the solution to the inertia and frustration that has plagued the great literary protagonists I'd related to all my life - be it Leopold Bloom, Alex Portnoy, or Piglet from Winnie the Pooh. As - Author: Neil Strauss
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#55. I do not imply that this philosophy of land was always clear to me. It is rather the end result of a life journey. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#56. You modern men, you children of reason, cannot begin to appreciate love as pure bliss and divine serenity. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#57. The worthiness of any cause is not measured by its clean record, but by its readiness to see the blots when they are pointed out, and to change its mind. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#58. We shall never achieve harmony with the land, anymore than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to achieve but to strive. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#59. All about us the earth steamed; mists rose up toward heaven like clouds of incense; a shattered rainbow still hovered in the air. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#60. You look at love, and especially woman, as something hostile, something against which you put up a defense, even if unsuccessfully. You feel that their power over you gives you a sensation of pleasurable torture, of pungent cruelty. This is a genuinely modern point of view. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#61. That the situation appears hopeless should not prevent us from doing our
best. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#62. Wildflower corners are easy to maintain, but once gone, they are hard to rebuild. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#63. The [priest] was really my teacher, because I reacted against the things he told me. - Author: Leopold Sedar Senghor
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#64. My wife is really sentimental. One Valentine's Day I gave her a ring and to this day she has never forgotten those three little words that were engraved inside Made in Taiwan! - Author: Leopold Fechtner
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#65. Frighteningly honest. What Anthony Bourdain did to the world of cooking in Kitchen Confidential, Leopold will do to the world of journalism. It's Sid & Nancy meets All the President's Men. - Author: Rob Cohen
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#66. A real apple is more beautiful than a painted one, and a live woman is more beautiful than a Venus of stone. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#67. No one would rather hunt woodcock in October than I, but since learning of the sky dance I find myself calling one or two birds enough. I must be sure that, come April, there be no dearth of dancers in the sunset sky. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#68. Leopold, one of the reporters who broke the Enron story, is now breaking his own story: how he got addicted to cocaine, committed grand theft, cleaned himself up and found happiness as a 'news junkie.' This scrappy memoir ... might become required reading for aspiring journalists. - Author: Publishers Weekly
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#69. Number theorists are like lotus-eaters
having once tasted of this food they can never give it up. - Author: Leopold Kronecker
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#70. How would you like to have a thousand brilliantly colored cliff swallows keeping house in the eaves of your barn, and gobbling up insects over your farm at the rate of 100,000 per day? There are many Wisconsin farmsteads where such a swallow-show is a distinct possibility. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#71. It must be poor life that achieves freedom from fear. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#72. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#73. You've only talked like that since you became a horrid what's-his-name. You know what I mean. What do you call a man who wants to embrace the chimney-sweep?" "A saint," said Father Brown. "I think," said Sir Leopold, with a supercilious smile, "that Ruby means a Socialist. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#74. At Spezia when I am angry I go full of smoke inside, but when you make me angry I see everything. - Author: Elizabeth Bowen
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#75. I take a cruel joy in seeing you tremble and writhe beneath my whip, and in hearing your groans and wails; I want to go on whipping without pity until you beg for mercy, until you lose your senses. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#76. I am convinced that most Americans of the new generation have no idea what a decent forest looks like. The only way to tell them is to show them. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#77. The real jewel of my disease-ridden woodlot is the prothonotary warbler ... The flash of his gold-and-blue plumage amid the dank decay of the June woods is in itself proof that dead trees are transmuted into living animals, and vice versa. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#78. The Congo Free State is unique in its kind. It has nothing to hide and no secrets and is not beholden to anyone except its founder. - Author: Leopold II Of Belgium
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#79. Conservation viewed in its entirety, is the slow and laborious unfolding of a new relationship between people and land. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#80. Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#81. Is it possible to preserve the element of Unknown Places in our national life? Is it practicable to do so, without undue loss in economic values? I say 'yes' to both questions. But we must act vigorously and quickly, before the remaining bits of wilderness have disappeared. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#82. Bread and beauty grow best together. Their harmonious integration can make farming not only a business but an art; the land not only a food-factory but an instrument for self-expression, on which each can play music to his own choosing. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#83. The richest values of wilderness lie not in the days of Daniel Boone, nor even in the present, but rather in the future. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#84. Art is animated by invisible forces that rule the universe. - Author: Leopold Sedar Senghor
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#85. Land health is the capacity for self-renewal in the soils, waters, plants, and animals that collectively comprise the land. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#86. I love all trees, but I am in love with pines. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#87. The most fun lies in seeing and studying the unknown. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#88. Paradoxically, a saint like [Albert] Schweitzer can give one a lot more trouble than King Leopold II, villain of unmitigated guilt, because along with doing good and saving African lives Schweitzer also managed to announce that the African was indeed his brother, but only his junior brother. - Author: Chinua Achebe
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#89. Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#90. Like all real treasures of the mind, perception can be split into infinitely small fractions without losing its quality. The weeds in a city lot convey the same lesson as the redwoods; the farmer may see in his cow-pasture what may not be vouchsafed to the scientist adventuring in the South Seas. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#91. He who closes his eyes sees nothing, even in the full light of day. - Author: Leopold Trepper
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#92. Hemispheric solidarity is new among statesmen, but not among the feathered navies of the sky. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#93. Week after week, the heads of Red Army Intelligence received updates on the Wehrmacht's preparations. - Author: Leopold Trepper
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#94. If you practice with your head, two hours is plenty. - Author: Leopold Auer
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#95. Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#96. Teach the student to see the land, understand what he sees, and enjoy what he understands. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#97. Shall I belong to one man whom I don't love, merely because I have once loved him? No, I do not renounce; I love everyone who pleases me, and give happiness to everyone who loves me. - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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#98. There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than
one rooted in pavements. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#99. The drama of the sky dance is enacted nightly on hundreds of farms, the owners of which sigh for entertainment, but harbor the illusion that it is to be sought in theaters. They live on the land, but not by the land. - Author: Aldo Leopold
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#100. We are faithful as long as we love, but you
demand faithfulness of a woman without love, and the giving of
herself without enjoyment. Who is cruel there
woman or man? - Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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