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His whole life was just taking his phone out and putting it back in again.

Don't you find it remarkable that you were born into such a wondrous time in history? The most advanced technological civilization in the history of the universe. The richest country in that civilization. The most advanced species on that lucky little planet of yours. You could have been a microbe, Ben: a tiny, insignificant, single-cell animal that lives for a day and no longer. But no: You were a person, with a cute wife and three lovely kids. Born a man, and a white man at that. Never killed off randomly. Never homeless. Never raped. Doesn't' that strike you as unfathomably lucky?

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It is not good to want a thing too much, it sometimes drives the luck away. You must want it just enough and you must be very tactful with God, or the gods.

For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want something more. And this is said in disparagement whereas it is one of the greatest talents this species has and one that made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have.

My son will read and open the books and my son will write and will know writing and my son will make numbers and these things will make us free because he will know, he will know and through him we will know.


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And they want less regulations? Can you imagine? What they want is things that benefit them, they never cut into their profits. I hear they're backing a lot of people politically and I bet it's all about getting rid of regulations. But those regulations are for safety, it's not to make your workers rich, it's so they don't die.

Totally liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

It's virtually impossible for participants in the current political system to enact any significant change without first seeking and gaining permission from the largest commercial interests who are most affected by the proposed change.

The Citizens United decision shifted the balance of power from parties built on broad consensus to individuals who were wealthy and zealous enough to spend millions of dollars from their own funds. By definition this empowered a tiny atypical minority of the population.

In answer to Randy Kendrick, who had questioned his pro-Medicaid position, Kasich retorted "I don't know about you lady, but when I get to the Pearly Gates I'm going to have an answer for what I've done for the poor."

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but an intelligent man is sometime forced to be drunk to spend his time with fools

that we should win this war and shoot nobody, that we should govern justly and that all should participate in the benefits according as they have striven for them and that those who have fought against us should be educated to see their error

que puta es la guerra

I hate to leave it, I hate to leave it very much and I hope I have done some good in it, I have tried to with what talent I had

who do you suppose has it easier, ones with religion or just taking it straight? it comforts them very much but we know there is no thing to fear


For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
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She had never known her father which put her in the company of the greater number of everyone I had known. I felt then that these men, these fathers, were the greatest of cowards. But I also felt that the galaxy was playing with loaded dice which ensured and excess of cowards in our ranks.

The truth is that I owe you everything I have. Before you I had my questions but nothing beyond my own skin in the game, and that was really nothing at all...but I was grounded and domesticated by the plain fact that should I go down I would not go down alone.


Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
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