Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil but as a necessity, even a duty.

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Humility is attentive patience.

Humility is attentive patience.

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.

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Petroleum is a more likely cause of international conflict than wheat.

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything including war except for a renunciation of its optio

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

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