The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.

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A library implies an act of faith.

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Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

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When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.

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An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

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Never laugh at those who suffer

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The three great problems of this century

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Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

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Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.

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The ox suffers, the cart complains.

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It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.

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We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.

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He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free.

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