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""For those who see history as a competition, Latin America's backwardness and poverty are merely the result of its failure. We lost; others won. But the winners happen to have won thanks to our losing: the history of Latin
America's underdevelopment is, as someone has said, an integral part of the history of world capitalism's development.""
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All Art Is Propaganda by George Orwell
“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one’s love upon other human individuals.”
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All Art is Propaganda by George Orwell
“To write in plain, vigorous language one has to think fearlessly, and if one thinks fearlessly one cannot be politically orthodox.”
George Orwell
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Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez
"The 6th book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014) that I've read. This is supposedly the first volume of this 3-part autobiography. I chose this over his other novels or novella in my to-be-read folder because he just recently died and so I thoug..." Read more of this review »
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Mark Twain
“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
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Mark Twain
“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
Mark Twain

Oscar Wilde
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Theodore Roosevelt
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

William Shakespeare
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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