“The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity, to put it simply.”

— Christopher Hitchens —

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“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.”

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca —

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“Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.”

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“It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice.”

— Jose Rizal —

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“Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.”

— Niccolo Machiavelli —

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“The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.”

— Martin Luther —

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“Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk we must act big.”

— Theodore Roosevelt —

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“A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.”

— Boris Yeltsin —

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“You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.”

— Henry Rollins —

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