Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)
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“To permit ignorance is to empower it. To do nothing as our leaders proclaim absurdities is a crime of complacency.
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“Remember death. Even for those who wield great power, life is brief. There is only one way to triumph over death, and that is by making our lives masterpieces. We must seize every opportunity to show kindness and to love fully. I see in your eyes that you have your mother’s generous soul. Your conscience will be your guide. When life is dark, let your heart show you the way.”
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“May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies. May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change.”
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“Edmond found it deeply distressing,” Winston continued, “that the human mind has the ability to elevate an obvious fiction to the status of a divine fact, and then feel emboldened to kill in its name. He believed that the universal truths of science could unite people—serving as a rallying point for future generations.”
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“Sometimes, all you have to do is shift your perspective to see someone else’s truth.”
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Love is not a finite emotion. We don’t have only so much to share. Our hearts create love as we need it.
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Dialogue is always more important than consensus.