Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims, the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is nobody really possesses it.

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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.

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

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

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

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