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The savages don't have atom bombs.

The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.

The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.

There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them.

There are thoughts we must not think.

There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying.

This inhuman world has to become more humane. But how?

Today's Communism can survive only if it abandons the myth of an infallible party, if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic.

Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal.

Truth is always a delusion.

We are the world.

We do not consider patriotism desirable if it contradicts civilized behavior.

When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words.

Who sows fear, reaps weapons.

Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it.

Without tolerance, our world turns into hell.

World history is tragic.

You can't take back an act you were able to think.

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