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  • #1
    Lemony Snicket
    “People aren't either wicked or noble. They're like chef's salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.”
    Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto

  • #2
    Isaac Asimov
    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #3
    Lily Tomlin
    “The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.”
    Lily Tomlin

  • #4
    Groucho Marx
    “The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #5
    J.K. Rowling
    “We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #6
    Abigail Van Buren
    “The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.”
    Abigail Van Buren

  • #7
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #8
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #9
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #10
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “It is not the length of life, but the depth.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #11
    Mae West
    “I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”
    Mae West

  • #12
    Jeffrey Eugenides
    “Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.”
    Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

  • #13
    Albert Camus
    “It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.”
    Albert Camus, Neither Victims Nor Executioners

  • #14
    Terry Pratchett
    “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”
    Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

  • #15
    Margaret Atwood
    “War is what happens when language fails.”
    Margaret Atwood
    tags: war

  • #16
    Herbert Hoover
    “Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die.”
    Herbert Hoover

  • #17
    Voltaire
    “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
    Voltaire

  • #18
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • #19
    James Madison
    “The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”
    James Madison

  • #20
    Carl Sagan
    “The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #21
    “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”
    Hiram Johnson
    tags: truth, war



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