John Christopher Quotes

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John Christopher Quotes

There are times when thinking about something is the worst possible policy.
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You would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fighter as because you will not accept defeat.

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What tricks the mind is what the mind is glad to be tricked by.

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People may be persuaded that the machine is doing good. In fact, good is only capable of being done on a small scale. Evil is more versatile. You can hate those you have never seen, all the vast multitudes of them, but you can only love those you know - and that with difficulty.

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Morality, for all the conditioning to which the human mind has been and is subjected, is always a personal choice in the last analysis.

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It is hard to be defensive toward a danger which you have never imagined existed.

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Even if it is nonsense, it is often useful to know what kind of nonsense men believe.

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Everyone recognized she was without malice and therefore she provoked none.

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If one is seeking reasons for disloyalty, it is useful to find something one can resent.

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He was sometimes stern but more often kindly
just according to his lights, but he saw the world in simple shades of black and white, and found it hard to be patient with things that struck him as foolishness.

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A reader should know what he might reasonably expect under a particular label.

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There are disappointments in all men's lives, even those who have achieved their ambition, and there are compensations.

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A man faced death, but when death drew back forgot it until the next time.

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More and more I had come to see the Capped as lacking what seemed to me the essence of humanity, the vital spark of defiance against the rulers of the world.

— John Christopher

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