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You furnish the pictures, and I’ll furnish the war. 

—William Randolph Hearst, 1898

The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.

—Erich Fromm, 1941

I cannot bear a parent’s tears.

—Virgil, c. 25 BC

The less intelligent the white man is, the more stupid he thinks the black.

—André Gide, 1927

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

—Virginia Woolf, 1929

Time is a veil interposed between God and ourselves, as our eyelid is between our eye and the light.

—François-René de Chateaubriand, c. 1820

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

—Pope John Paul II, 1986

We cannot say what the woman might be physically, if the girl were not allowed all the freedom of the boy in romping, climbing, swimming, playing whoop and ball.

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1848

Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don’t even arise.

—Jean Baudrillard, c. 1987

The Church says that the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in the shadow than in the Church.

—Ferdinand Magellan, c. 1510

It’s good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for a while their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers.

—Maya Angelou, 2011

It is weak and silly to say you cannot bear what it is your fate to be required to bear. 

—Charlotte Brontë, 1847

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.

—Cormac McCarthy, 2005