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'I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty.'


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'Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.'


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'A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.'


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'Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.'


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'The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.'


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'A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.'

 

 

 

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