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Most authors seek fame, but I seek for justice—a holier impulse than ever entered into the ambitious struggles of the votaries of that fickle, flirting goddess.

—Davy Crockett, 1834

The noblest kind of retribution is not to become like your enemy.

—Marcus Aurelius, c. 175

There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.

—Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1898

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

—Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1921

An ugly sight, a man who’s afraid. 

—Jean Anouilh, 1944

Anyone who’s never experienced the pleasure of betrayal doesn’t know what pleasure is.

—Jean Genet, 1986

Hunting is all that’s worth living for—all time is lost what is not spent in hunting—it is like the air we breathe—if we have it not we die—it’s the sport of kings, the image of war without its guilt.

—Robert Smith Surtees, 1843

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

—William Randolph Hearst, 1898

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

Revolutions never go backward.

—Thomas Skidmore, 1829

We are as near to heaven by sea as by land!

—Humphrey Gilbert, 1583

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

—Alexander Pope, 1738

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.

—Laurence Sterne, 1760