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    "Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments." - Frederick the Great

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    "Reasonable persons see very that those [feminine] traits are just the tools for the management of men, and for the use of men for female designs." --Kant, *Anthropology From a Pragmatic Point of View*

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    "Anyone who loves the law or sausages should not see either made." - Otto von Bismarck

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    "The facts themselves are viewed as 'immediate emanations of the world spirit,' and that is why they alone are thought to possess the necessary dignity and profundity, that is why tragic art is supposed to subordinate itself to history! Ridiculous! To history!" --Nietzsche, notebook summer/autumn 1873

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    "Raise high the black flags, my children. No prisoners. No pity. I will shoot any man I see with pity in him." - Field Marshal Gebhard von Blucher (at Waterloo; attributed)

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    "Lie there, poor wretch: seduced, you come
    To bonds of love that brook no treason.
    The man whom Helen has struck dumb
    Gropes long ere he regains his reason."
    --Goethe, *Faust II* II.1, tr.Ph.Wayne

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    "You have sworn loyalty to me. You have only one enemy and that is my enemy. In the present social confusion it may come about that I order you to shoot down your own relatives, brothers or parents, but even then you must follow my orders without a murmur." - Kaiser Wilhelm II (speech to Army recruits, 1891)

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    "Fact holds out blankly, brutally and blindly, against that universal deliquescence of everything into logical relations which the Absolutist Logic demands, and it is the only thing that holds out." --Wm. James, "Absolutism and Empiricism" (1894)
    “I just try to make as much as I can with the time that I have.” --Jay Reatard

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    “The foreign policy which the [Weimar Republic] government has pursued since the end of the war rejects the idea of revenge. Its purpose is rather the achievement of a mutual understanding.” - Wilhelm Marx (1927)

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    "It is difficult to tell a short-sighted man how to get somewhere. Because you cannot say to him: 'Look at that church tower ten miles away and go in that direction.'" --Wittgenstein, notebook fragment 1929
    “I just try to make as much as I can with the time that I have.” --Jay Reatard

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