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    As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it, so reasonable arguments, challenges to magnanimity, and appeals to sympathy or justice, are folly when we are dealing with human crocodiles and boa-constrictors.
    —William James (1842–1910)

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    In that sweet sleep no power can ever banish,
    That one best sleep which never wakes again.
    —James Thomson (1834–1882)