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There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

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There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

Graham Greene

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

Graham Greene

In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had 500 years of democracy and peace - and what d

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It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

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If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?

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A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.

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Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.

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The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

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No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.

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Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

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We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.

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Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.

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Failure too is a form of death.

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Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.

Graham Greene

No human being can really understand another and no one can arrange another's happiness.

Graham Greene