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Robert Jackson Bennett Quotes

Men always forget that human happiness is a disposition of mind and not a condition of circumstances. —John Locke
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Is it ignorance if you don't care to know it?" "Yes. That is almost the definition of ignorance, actually.

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Death is for the weak.

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What is a blade but a conduit of death?
What is a life but a conduit of death?

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You've always believed war to be a grand performance. But to me it's just killing, just the ugliest thing a person can ever do ... So when you need to do it, there's no need to make a show of it.

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A people believe in a god' - she completes the circle -' and the god tells them what to believe. It's a cycle, like water flowing into the ocean, then up to the skies, and into rain, which falls and flows into the ocean. But it is different in that ideas have weight. They have momentum. Once an idea starts, it spreads and grows and gets heavier and heavier until it can't be resisted, even by the Divine.

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Lonely places draw lonely people ... They echo inside us, and we cannot help but listen.

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I wish I did not know parts of the past; I wish they had never happened. But the past is the past, and someone must remember, and speak of it.

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The woods go on and on. Joseph never knew they were so big. But then, he has never really ventured into them before. As a young boy he always wanted to, for what child would turn down an untamed kingdom just beyond his doorstep? But it was drilled into him from the start that his life, like everyone's in Wink, was to be anchored to the streets and sidewalks and well-lit areas, places of sunlight and fresh breeze. The other places, the places in the forest and those hidden in the canyons, well ... those just weren't theirs to have.

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Men always forget that human happiness is a disposition of mind and not a condition of circumstances. -John Locke

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We think we move, we run, we push forward, but, I think, in many ways we are still running in place, trapped in a moment that happened to us long ago.

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Assume nothing. You do not know until you know.

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For a caterpillar to become a butterfly, it must forget it was ever a caterpillar at all. Then it will be as if the caterpillar never was, and there was only ever the butterfly.

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Shara was aware throughout that they were playing reversed roles, considering their nationalities: for she was the staunch, mistrustful conservative, zealously advocating the proper way of living and building a disciplined, useful life; and he was the permissive libertine, arguing that if someone wished to do something, and if it hurt no one, and moreover if they had the money to pay for it, then why should anyone interfere?

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When the auto arrives it's hard to believe there's a functional vehicle underneath all the mud and moss and sprays of gravel, which stick to the sides like barnacles on a ship.

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