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    Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity. Those who clearly recognize the voice of their own conscience usually recognize also the voice of justice.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)

    It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions—especially selfish ones.
    —Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)

    When Alexander Pope strolled in the city
    Strict was the glint of pearl and gold sedans.
    Ladies leaned out more out of fear than pity
    For Pope’s tight back was rather a goat’s than man’s.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)