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Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. Of that divine tear and that human smile is composed the sweetness of the present civilization.

~ Victor Hugo ~
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Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. This you may say of man — when theories change and crash, when schools, philosophies, when narrow dark alleys of thought, national, religious, economic, grow and disintegrate, man reaches, stumbles forward, painfully, mistakenly sometimes. Having stepped forward, he may slip back, but only half a step, never the full step back.

~ John Steinbeck ~
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Wikiquote:Quote of the day/February 28, 2015