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History can predict nothing except…

History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated. -Johan Huizinga, Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history

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There are two kinds of truth…

There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. -Raymond Chandler, American novelist and screenwriter

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I think we ought to read…

I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? -Franz Kafka, German-language novelist and short story writer

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