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#1. A long time ago. I came to the understanding that all men are friends by convenience and enemies by choice. - Author: John Christopher
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#2. If one is seeking reasons for disloyalty, it is useful to find something one can resent. - Author: John Christopher
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#3. I think before I act
and then think again. I am not entirely a coward, but I do not lose myself in action as you do. - Author: John Christopher
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#4. What tricks the mind is what the mind is glad to be tricked by. - Author: John Christopher
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#5. As Pa said, censorship encouraged people to believe nonsense. - Author: John Christopher
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#6. Truth does not surround itself with lies. - Author: John Christopher
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#7. And a leader has to command confidence, and consent. - Author: John Christopher
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#8. And though I remember her name I cannot recall her face. All things pass. - Author: John Christopher
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#9. It is hard to be defensive toward a danger which you have never imagined existed. - Author: John Christopher
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#10. We all have to learn to live with our losses, and to use our regrets to spur us on in the future. - Author: John Christopher
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#11. One enjoys friendship most when times are good, when the sun shines and the world is kind. But it is the sharing of adversity that knits men together. - Author: John Christopher
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#12. Some people are oil and water. - Author: John Christopher
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#13. More and more I had come to see the Capped as lacking what seemed to me the essence of humanity, the vital spark of defiance against the rulers of the world. - Author: John Christopher
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#14. The moors themselves were barer, of course. The heather still grew, but the moorland grasses were gone; the outcrops of rocks jutted like teeth in the head of a skull. - Author: John Christopher
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#15. What men do matters more than what they know. - Author: John Christopher
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#16. The order should not have been given,' she said. 'It was not done for the city but for your private ends.'
I shook my head. 'There is no difference.'
You believe that?'
A Prince must, or he is no Prince. - Author: John Christopher
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#17. Have a drink, and try to relax. All right, have another drink. There are times when getting drunk's not a bad idea. - Author: John Christopher
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#18. The secret of success in battle lies often not so much in the use of one's own strength but in the exploitation of the other side's weaknesses. - Author: John Christopher
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#19. There are disappointments in all men's lives, even those who have achieved their ambition, and there are compensations. - Author: John Christopher
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#20. He was sometimes stern but more often kindly
just according to his lights, but he saw the world in simple shades of black and white, and found it hard to be patient with things that struck him as foolishness. - Author: John Christopher
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#21. It is because they are so strong that she hides her feelings. - Author: John Christopher
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#22. Fritz was melancholic by nature, and could tolerate his own gloom. I do not think this is so with you, who are sanguine and impatient. In your case, remorse and despondency could be crippling. - Author: John Christopher
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#23. His anger was as great as mine, but hot where mine was cold. - Author: John Christopher
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#24. A reader should know what he might reasonably expect under a particular label. - Author: John Christopher
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#25. Everyone recognized she was without malice and therefore she provoked none. - Author: John Christopher
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#26. A general does not use the same troops over and over again. - Author: John Christopher
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#27. Morality, for all the conditioning to which the human mind has been and is subjected, is always a personal choice in the last analysis. - Author: John Christopher
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#28. There are times when thinking about something is the worst possible policy. - Author: John Christopher
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#29. Before you have faith you must believe, and before you believe there must be evidence of some sort to persuade the mind. Faith is remembering that evidence and holding to it against all that seems to challenge or contradict it. - Author: John Christopher
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#30. Even if it is nonsense, it is often useful to know what kind of nonsense men believe. - Author: John Christopher
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#31. There is always something to lose. But maybe more to gain. - Author: John Christopher
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#32. Having achieved what I thought was an ultimate ambition, I found, as I think is often the case, that there remained something more. - Author: John Christopher
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#33. In the realm of dream and imagination all men are equal. - Author: John Christopher
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#34. Then I went to the windows and pulled them open. The rain had stopped and the night was very still, black except for the glow behind the western hills that marked the Burning Lands. A dog barked far off, once and no more. - Author: John Christopher
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#35. In the early stages of writing children's books, an experienced lady editor said that while girls read boys' books, the converse was not true, and I may have been influenced by that. - Author: John Christopher
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#36. To voice doubts was unthinkable, but that did not means that doubts did not exist. - Author: John Christopher
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#37. People may be persuaded that the machine is doing good. In fact, good is only capable of being done on a small scale. Evil is more versatile. You can hate those you have never seen, all the vast multitudes of them, but you can only love those you know - and that with difficulty. - Author: John Christopher
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#38. You would always beat me; not so much because you are a better fighter as because you will not accept defeat. - Author: John Christopher
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#39. A man faced death, but when death drew back forgot it until the next time. - Author: John Christopher
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#40. The apple which tempts my characters is the one that will remove the knowledge of good and evil. I suppose it's something of a reversal of the conventional Eden story: Freedom of thought is perhaps the greatest good, and needs to be fought for and sacrificed for. - Author: John Christopher
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#41. The original version of 'The White Mountains' was probably just about worth publishing. - Author: John Christopher
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#42. We had been friends. We could not become strangers. It left only one thing: we must be enemies. - Author: John Christopher
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#43. I wanted to ask which war
the Boer or the Crimean? It was amazing how old people could talk about The War, as though that meant something. - Author: John Christopher
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