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Monarchs and Mendicants

Dan Groat

Top 10 Best Quotes

“We lose keys and we find keys and we get new keys. We just have to find the ones that unlock the right doors. Sometimes, we have keys, but we don’t know what door they fit. That can be the hardest part, putting the right key in the right door.”

“Surviving is about need. Living is about want.”

“Devotion to self is necessary. First, place the mask on yourself and breathe deeply. Then help the others. If you don’t save yourself, they will die.”

“Books required no interchanges of thoughts and feelings, no trading of expectations, no traffic of words, no menace of real loss. Reading books required far less energy than reading people; the pages seldom disappointed him and they never died.”

“Men who have been in war have a different attitude about being wronged.”

“The true soldier knows nothing but war, and the true soldier, for lack of an enemy, attacks himself.”

“If all you do is think about what you need, you’re no better than an animal in the woods, and no smarter either. To be human, you’ve got to want. It makes you smarter and stronger.”

“Everybody dies. It’s no risk to lose your life. You knew it was lost from the beginning.”

“Being tough today might cause you to be weak in the future.”

“We, the beggar class, have little to lose and our expectations are, at best, modest, and when we suffer, it seems we suffer to the depths, for there is nothing in our lives nor in our souls to buoy our hope. Nothing in the way of the blackness. It sinks to the bottom as the lead weight that is despair. We look forward such a short distance that our spirit is myopic, not to be corrected by any lens within our world.”

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