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"There are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything." Jose Saramago
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"It would not be a question of censoring oneself, but of using common sense." Jose Saramago
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"In the end we discover the only condition for living is to die." Jose Saramago
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"What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?" Jose Saramago
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"This campaign in the United States is not the first one against Egas Moniz, and I suspect it won't be the last, ... But we should not go back and try to rewrite history." Jose Saramago
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"Some people spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don't understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they're there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it's the other side that matters." Jose Saramago
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"This is how everyone has to begin, men who have never known a woman, women who have never known a man, until the day comes for the one who knows to teach the one who does not" Jose Saramago
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"Human vocabulary is still not capable, and probably never will be of knowing, recognizing, and communicating everything that can be humanly experienced and felt." Jose Saramago
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"All the scheming and plotting in the world won't result in something lasting, transcendent. Anything that's authentic, that's real, comes in the form of a gift. Even if by accident." Jose Saramago
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"Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are." Jose Saramago
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"I think we are blind. Blind people who can see, but do not see." Jose Saramago
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"Human vocabulary is still not capable, and probably never will be, of knowing, recognizing, and communicating everything that can be humanly experienced and felt." Jose Saramago
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"I always ask two questions: How many countries have military bases in the United States? And in how many countries does the United States not have military bases?" Jose Saramago
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"I am not a prophet." Jose Saramago
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"Perhaps it is the language that chooses the writers it needs, making use of them so that each might express a tiny part of what it is." Jose Saramago
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"Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts." Jose Saramago
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"Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties." Jose Saramago
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"Americans have discovered fear." Jose Saramago
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"Americans have discovered the fragility of life, that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity." Jose Saramago
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"As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved - it's the citizen who changes things." Jose Saramago
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"Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base, and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there?" Jose Saramago
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Birth: 1797-03-04 Death: 1801-03-04

"That the desires of the majority of the people are often for injustice and inhumanity against the minority, is demonstrated by every page of the history of the whole world"

John Adams, a signer and coauthor of the Declaration of Independence, served the newly formed United States twice as Vice President and later as the nation's second President. While in office he managed to avoid a war wish France. To the amusement of many he is known for saying that the office of Vice President is "the most insignificant office ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived."



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