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In fiction the recourse of the powerless is murder;
in life the recourse of the powerless is petty theft.
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In Germany they first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because
I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I
didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the
Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came
for me -- and by that time no one was left to speak up.
-- Pastor Martin Niemoller
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In God we trust; all else we walk through.
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In good speaking, should not the mind of the speaker
know the truth of the matter about which he is to speak?
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In her first passion woman loves her lover,
In all the others all she loves is love.
-- George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Don Juan"
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In high school in Brooklyn
I was the baseball manager,
proud as I could be
I chased baseballs,
gathered thrown bats
handed out the towels Eventually, I bought my own
It was very important work but it was dark blue while
for a small spastic kid, the official ones were green
but I was a team member Nobody ever said anything
When the team got to me about my blue jacket;
their warm-up jackets the guys were my friends
I didn't get one Yet it hurt me all year
Only the regular team to wear that blue jacket
got these jackets, and among all those green ones
surely not a manager Even now, forty years after,
I still recall that jacket
and the memory goes on hurting.
-- Bart Lanier Safford III, "An Obscured Radiance"
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In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together
afterwards that causes the problems.
-- Shelley Winters
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In Hollywood, if you don't have happiness, you send out for it.
-- Rex Reed
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In India, "cold weather" is merely a conventional phrase and has come into
use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather
which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.
-- Mark Twain
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In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror,
murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michaelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci
and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had
five hundred years of democracy and peace -- and what did they produce?
-- Orson Welles, "The Third Man"