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  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have must to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
  • Ada Leverson
    Ada Leverson
    British writer 1862-1933
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    She thought that most women make a great mistake in allowing dress to be the master instead of the servant of their good looks; many women were, she considered, entirely crushed and made insignificant by the beauty of their clothes.
    Source: Tenterhooks (1912)
  • Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
    Russian Novelist 1918-2008
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    The clock of communism has stopped striking. But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down. For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves, we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes.
  • Agnes Smedley
    Agnes Smedley
    American journalist and writer 1892-1950
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    Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
    Walt Whitman
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    What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires - how many aspirations after goodness and truth - how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause!
  • Bill Buford
    Bill Buford
    American author and journalist
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    What is New York? A straightforward answer: seven million people crushed onto an island originally settled by the Dutch. But it's more than that. These are seven million who were, mainly, not even born here.
  • Barry Schwartz
    Barry Schwartz
    American psychologist 1946-
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    When you rely on incentives, you undermine virtues. Then when you discover that you actually need people who want to do the right thing, those people don't exist because you've crushed anyone's desire to do the right thing with all these incentives.
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