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I'm not so sure he's mad, Father. Just a little devious in his sanity.

("A Canticle for Leibowitz")


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Probing the womb of the future is bad for the child.
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Dom Paulo had not expected to convince him. But it was with a heavy heart that the abbot noticed the plodding patience with which the thon heard him through; it was the patience of a man listening to an argument which he had long ago refuted to his own satisfaction.
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To minimize suffering and to maximize security were natural and proper ends of society and Caesar. But then they became the only ends, somehow, and the only basis of law-a perversion. Inevitably, then, in seeking only them, we found only their opposites: maximum suffering and minimum security.
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It is said that water is for cattle and farmers, that milk is for children and blood for men.
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Listen, my dear Cors, why don't you forgive God for allowing pain? If He didn't allow it, human courage, bravery, nobility, and self-sacrifice would all be meaningless things.
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Because a doubt is not a denial. Doubt is a powerful tool, and it should be applied to history.
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