Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults in a child's eyes is that the child is usually looking upwards and few faces are at their best when seen from below.

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Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser t

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

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