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One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person's beliefs at the time.
There is a Persian proverb: 'To test that which has been tested is ignorance.' To try to test something without the means of testing is even worse.
When Fortune knocks, open the door,' they say. But why should one make fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?
MAN: Kick him-he'll forgive you. Flatter him-he may or may not see through you. But ignore him and he'll hate you
Better to be safe than to be sorry' is a remark of value only when these are the actual alternatives.
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Dumbledore: It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J. K. Rowling
June 16, 1924
November 23, 1996
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