[In Fact, This Is A World Without Future. In This World, Time Is A Line That Terminates At The Present, Both In Reality And In The Mind. In This World, No Person Can Imagine The Future. Imagining The Future Is No More Possible Than Seeing Colors Beyond Violet: The Senses Cannot Conceive What May Lie Past The Visible End Of The Spectrum. In A World Without Future, Each Parting Of Friends Is Death. In A World Without Future, Each Loneliness Is Final. In A World Without Future, Each Laugh Is The Last Laugh. In A World Without A Future, Beyond The Present Lies Nothingness, And People Cling To The Present As If Hanging From A Cliff.]

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Quotes About Doing A Few Things Well

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Quotes About Career Satisfaction

"If I decide to make a career in the army, he said, I would never be rich, but I would live one of the most satisfying lives there was to be had. Thenhe warned me that satisfaction would come at a great cost to me and any family I might have. I should never expected to be thanked; a soldier, if he was going to be content, had to understand that no civilian, no government,sometimes not even the army itself, would recognize the true nature of the scarifies he made." - Author: Roméo Dallaire

Quotes About Satirical Government

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