It was a lie but he believed in telling lies to people. Truth telling and medicine just didn't go together except in dire emergencies, if then.
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What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
The man with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.
The only wealth in this world is children, more than all the money, power on earth.
Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
Tell my father i wish to be his son.
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