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Do not seek to find hope among your leaders. They are the repositories of poison. Their interest in you extends only so far as their ability to control you. For you, they seek duty and obedience, and
they will ply you with the language of stirring faith. They seek followers, and woe to those who question, or voice challenge. Civilization after civilization, it is the same. The world falls to tyranny with a whisper. The frightened are ever keen to bow to a perceived necessity, in the belief that necessity forces conformity, and conformity a certain stability. In a world shaped into conformity, dissidents stand out, are easily branded and dealt with. There is no multitude of perspectives, no dialogue. The victim assumes the face of the tyrant, self-righteous and intransigent, and wars breed like vermin. And people die.
Man is the animal who weeps and laughs – and writes. If the first Prometheus brought fire from heaven in a fennel-stalk, the last will take it back – in a book.
You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.
Life is like a glass door. You might not be able to open it, but you can certainly see beyond it.
The most rational decision is the one that takes feelings into account.
Try to mean everything to someone and something to everyone.
Mercy is making love with the humanity in others.
Live your life, but take care not to hasten your death by doing so.
I do not sell hope. I give it away.
Live not in the moment, but in history.