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Liberty is worth paying for.

Jules Verne in Liberty, Worth, Paying

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The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future

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Liberty is worth paying for.

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We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer.

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In consequence of inventing machines, men will be devoured by them.

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I seriously believed that my last hour was approaching, and yet, so strange is imagination, all I thought of was some childish hypothesis or other. In such circumstances, you do not choose your own thoughts. They overcome you.

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Ah! Young people, travel if you can, and if you cannot - travel all the same!

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The Chinaman has only a passive courage, but this courage he possesses in the highest degree. His indifference to death is truly extraordinary. When he is ill, he sees it approach, and does not falter. When condemned, and already in the hands of an office

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What is there unreasonable in admitting the intervention of a supernatural power in the most ordinary circumstances of life?

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The industrial stomach cannot live without coal industry is a carbonivorous animal and must have its proper food.

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Nothing is more dreadful than private duels in America. The two adversaries attack each other like wild beasts. Then it is that they might well covet those wonderful properties of the Indians of the prairies - their quick intelligence, their ingenious cun

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With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.

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It is for others one must learn to do everything for there lies the secret of happiness.

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Everything great in science and art is simple. What can be less complicated than the greatest discoveries of humanity - gravitation, the compass, the printing press, the steam engine, the electric telegraph?

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The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are engineers - just as the Italians are musicians and the Germans metaphysicians - by right of birth. Nothing is more natural, therefore, than to perceive them applying their audacious ingenuity to the sc

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The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.

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