Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

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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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