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Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of
the community.
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Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn
himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
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If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
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No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
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Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
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It may be that we exist and cease to exist in alternations, like the minute dots in some forms
of toned printing or the succession of pictures on a cinema film. It may be that reality is an
illusion of movement in an eternal, static, multidimensional universe. We may be only a story
written on the ground of the inconceivable; the pattern on a rug beneath the feet of the
incomprehensible.
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How small the vastest of human catastrophes may seem at a distance of a few million miles.
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Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate
more cruel.
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The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.
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There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and
protection in the glittering hosts of heaven.
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After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has
meaning and may even be true.
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What really matters is what you do with what you have.
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Sometimes, you have to step outside of the person you've been and remember the person
you were meant to be. The person you want to be. The person you are.
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A time will come when men will sit with history before them or with some old newspaper before
them and ask incredulously, "Was there ever such a world?"
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The weaving of mankind into one community does not imply the creation of a homogeneous
community, but rather the reverse; the welcome and adequate utilization of distinctive quality
in an atmosphere of understanding.
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States organized for war will make war as surely as hens will lay eggs.
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The catastrophe of the atomic bombs which shook men out of cities and businesses and
economic relations, shook them also out of their old-established habits of thought, and out of
the lightly held beliefs and prejudices that came down to them from the past.
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Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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All men, however highly educated, retain some superstitious inklings.
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Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire
they have lit.
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One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the good.
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Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions, great or small.
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Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
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We all have our time machines, don't we? Those that take us back are memories. And those
that carry us forward, are dreams.
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They may fight against greatness in us who are the children of men, but can they conquer?
Even if they should destroy us every one, what then? Would it save them? No! For greatness
is abroad, not only in us, not only in the food, but in the purpose of all things! It is in the
nature of all things, it is part of space and time.
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Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals
since the beginning.
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The study of Nature makes a man at last as remorseless as Nature.
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If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: Attack it at an hour when it
isn't expecting it.
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You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.
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It's no use locking the door after the steed is stolen.
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New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled the humiliating question
arises, "Why then are you not taking part in them?"
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Find the thing you want to do most intensely, make sure that's it, and do it with all your might.
If you live, well and good. If you die, well and good. Your purpose is done.
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The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
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The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven, which was the main teaching of Jesus, is certainly
one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.
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