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Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials. - Gerald W. Johnson


Ability: The natural equipment to accomplish some small part of the meaner ambitions distinguishing able men from dead ones. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too. - Christopher Darlington Morley


Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance. - Cardinal John Henry Newman


The reign of Antoninus is marked by the rare advantage of furnishing very few materials for history, which is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon


The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. - Henry David Thoreau


Thoughts of themselves have no substance; let them arise and pass away unheeded. Thoughts will not take form of themselves, unless they are grasped by the attention; if they are ignored, there will be no appearing and no disappearing. - Bhikshu Ashvaghosha


War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. (1984) - George Orwell