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    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
    Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)

    Our condition as men is risky and ticklish enough. One can not be sure of himself and his fortune an hour, but he may be whisked off into some pitiable or ridiculous plight.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)