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Until the Lion Learns to Write, Every Story will Glorify the Hunter.—African Proverb
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible nature, unaware that the nature he is destroying is the God he is worshiping.—Hubert Reeves
The PM reaffirmed the UK’s strong commitment to the [Iran nuclear] deal alongside our European partners, saying it was vitally important for regional security.—UK government spokesman
Today we enjoy unprecedented dignity. We took US spies at the American embassy as hostages and blindfolded them. Who else has done that?—Ayatollah Janati, head of the Guardian Council
Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family or class of men.—John Adams, Thoughts on Government 1776
When his position permits a man to do all that anger prompts, general destruction is let loose.—Seneca
People that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.—George Orwell
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. —Eleanor Roosevelt
After many years of banning female music videos, on Tuesday, Saudi television broadcasted music video of the legendary Egyptian woman singers, Umm Kolthum.—Alsumaria
He's not a war hero. He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured.—Donald Trump on John McCain
I’ve been fighting for half a century. With my people I have been through mass killings, deportations, gassings. I remember times when we thought we were done for, headed for extermination.—Massoud Barzani, the Kurdish president and commander of the Peshmerga
IT'S VERY, VERY TOUGH, BECAUSE IT'S AN ISLAND. THE DIFFERENCE IS, THIS IS AN ISLAND SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OCEAN - AND IT'S A BIG OCEAN, A REALLY, REALLY BIG OCEAN.—Donald Trump on Puerto Rico
"Condolences to the world's past, present and future masturbators"—Social Media comment on Hugh Hefner's demise
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music—Friedrich Nietzsche
On paper, making human beings behave like simple machines might deliver greater efficiency. But modern-day Taylorism threatens something that those kinds of market analyses fail to capture: the value of being human.—Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger
Time & history will also diminish those who stood silent & did nothing when Iranians & Syrians rose up against two brutal regimes.—mark Dubowitz
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. —Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
If he was thinking he could scare us with the sound of a dog barking, that's really a dog dream.—Ri Yong Ho, N. Korean Foreign Minister
Iranian people are very well-educated, very sophisticated population; so their leaders similarly are well-educated, and sophisticated and, Foreign Minister Zarif is certainly in that category.—Rex W. Tillerson, The US Secretary of State
From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is descending across the Middle East. Iran spreads this curtain of tyranny and terror over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere, and it pledges to extinguish the light of Israel. I have a simple message to Ayatollah Khamenei, the dictator of Iran: The light of Israel will never be extinguished. I also have a message today for the people of Iran: You are our friends. (Farsi: Shoma duste ma hesteed.) —Netanyahu's Address to UN General Assembly

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