Friends we shall never be, you know that yourself. Whether we shall be the happiest or the wretchedest of people--that's in your hands.
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He looked at her as a man looks at a faded flower he has gathered, with difficulty recognizing in it the beauty for which he picked and ruined it. And in spite of this he felt that then, when his love was stronger, he could, if he had greatly wished it, have torn that love out of his heart; but now when as at that moment it seemed to him he felt no love for her, he knew that what bound him to her could not be broken.
You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
How often we sin, how much we deceive, and all for what?... All will end in death, all!
Here I am alive, and it's not my fault, so I have to try and get by as best I can without hurting anybody until death takes over.
Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult.
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When you're on top, you're on top.
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom, because free societies are a lot more peaceable than dictatorships and monarchies.