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"Ce*ta"ce*a\, n. pl. [NL., from L. cetus whale, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) (IPA: /sɪˈteɪʃiə/.) An order of marine mammals, including the whales. Like ordinary mammals they breathe by means of lungs, and bring forth living young which they suckle for some time. The anterior limbs are changed to paddles; the tail flukes are horizontal. There are two living suborders: (a) The Mysticete or whalebone whales, having no true teeth after birth, but with a series of plates of whalebone hanging down from the upper jaw on each side, thus making a strainer, through which they receive the small animals upon which they feed. (b) The Denticete, including the dolphins and sperm whale, which have teeth. Another suborder (Zeuglodontia) is extinct. The Sirenia were formerly included in the Cetacea, but are now made a separate order."
-Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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"Try to realize it's all within yourself,
No one else can make you change.
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows on within you and without you."
-The Beatles, "Within You, Without You"

"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you."
- Jean-Paul Sartre

"Whatever became of the moment when one first knew about death? There must have been one. A moment. In childhood. When it first occured to you that you don't go on forever. Must have been shattering. Stamped into one's memory. And yet, I can't remember it. It never occured to me at all. We must be born with an intuition of mortality. Before we know the word for it. Before we know that there are words. Out we come, bloodied and squawling, with the knowledge that for all the points of the compass, there's only one direction. And time is its only measure."
-Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

-Jane Addams

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