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Evil spawns evil. The first experience of torture gives an understanding of the pleasure in tormenting others.


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Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.

Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.



I was ready to love the whole world, but no one understood me, and I learned to hate.

I was ready to love the whole world, but no one understood me, and I learned to hate.



Afraid of decision, I buried my finer feelings in the depths of my heart and they died there.

Afraid of decision, I buried my finer feelings in the depths of my heart and they died there.



An unusual beginning must have an unusual end.

An unusual beginning must have an unusual end.



He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.

He in his madness prays for storms, and dreams that storms will bring him peace.



Women love only those whom they do not know!

Women love only those whom they do not know!



We almost always forgive those we understand.

We almost always forgive those we understand.



What is this eternity to me without you? What is the infinity of my domains? Empty ringing words, A spacious temple - without a divinity!

What is this eternity to me without you? What is the infinity of my domains? Empty ringing words, A spacious temple - without a divinity!



I was born, so that the whole world could be a spectatorOf my triumph or my doom.

I was born, so that the whole world could be a spectatorOf my triumph or my doom.



In the first place, [his eyes] never laughed when he laughed. Have you ever noticed this peculiarity some people have? It is either the sign of an evil nature or of a profound and lasting sorrow.

In the first place, [his eyes] never laughed when he laughed. Have you ever noticed this peculiarity some people have? It is either the sign of an evil nature or of a profound and lasting sorrow.





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It is our duty and our joy to communicate our hearts to each other. Words assist us in this task.

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Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.



Katherine Heigl, she was exactly the opposite of what I thought she'd be like. She smokes cigarettes, or she did then, and she's got a truck-driver's mouth, and she's really funny.

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There are religions and social and moral awareness in any society that gets passed immediately. Those human truths. All cultures address them.



Gardeners in regions with very long summer days have a great opportunity, and should use more of the cool colors that literally glow in the low light of morning and evening.

Gardeners in regions with very long summer days have a great opportunity, and should use more of the cool colors that literally glow in the low light of morning and evening.



I'm not always looking for the laugh. I'm not the guy who sits in and listens to conversations and wants to jump in with something hilarious every two seconds. I actually do listen to people.

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There's one form of bigotry that is still acceptable in America - that's the bigotry against the successful.

There's one form of bigotry that is still acceptable in America - that's the bigotry against the successful.



Politicians, after all, are not over a year behind public opinion.

Politicians, after all, are not over a year behind public opinion.




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