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It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

George Walker Bush

Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised.

Apsley George Benet Cherry Garrard

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists, as the mother can love the unborn child.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

We also have to work, though, sort of the dark side, if you will.

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney

When he loved his bride it was not a queen he loved, but rather the girl as she might have been if she had not been destroyed in her childhood.

Orson Scott Card

Though the day of my Destiny's over, And the star of my Fate hath declined, Thy soft heart refused to discover The faults which so many could find.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Language performs an essentially social function; it helps us to get along together, to communicate and achieve a great measure of concerted action. Words are signs which have significance by convention, and those people who do not adopt the conventions simply fail to communicate. They do not "get along" and a social force arises which encourages them to achieve the correct associations.

Colin Cherry

Now gold hath sway; we all obey And a ruthless king is he; But he never shall send our ancient friend To be tost on the stormy sea.

Henry Fothergill Chorley

If I have been able to hold out till now, it is because each blow, which seemed intolerable at the time, was followed by a second which was worse, then a third, and so on. If I were in hell, I'd want its circles to multiply, in order to count on a new ordeal, more trying than its predecessor. A salutary policy, with regard to torments at least.

Emil Cioran

It's a shame that Gen. Schwarzkopf didn't pay a little closer attention to what his field commanders were doing. But in his defense, he had political considerations to deal with.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

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