“The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.”
“Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.”
“Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.”
“Surely, of all creatures that have life and will, we women are the most wretched. When, for an extravagant sum, we have bought a husband, we must then accept him as possessor of our body.”
“Ruthless is the temper of royalty; How much better to live among the equals.Let me decline in a safe old age. The very name of the "middle way".”
“Yes, I can endure guilt, however horrible; The laughter of my enemies I will not endure. Now”
“O Zeus, why is it you have given men clear ways of testing whether gold is counterfeit but, when it comes to men, the body carries no stamp of nature for distinguishing bad from good.”
“One thing is sure:the idea that each nation is racially pure is a myth, especially a nation with a history of four thousand years.”
“Underneath, you would surely see that the best care passionately about their people—about their growth and success. And you would see that they themselves are comfortable in their own skins. They’re real, filled with candor and integrity, optimism and humanity.”
“As he tightened his embrace around her, he knew he'd made the right choice.
He held the whole world in his arms.”
“For you it's not a matter of can or can't do. Once you say you're going to do something, you do everything to make it happen. That's why I wasn't worried. I've always liked that about you.
- Takano to Onodera”
“Crying doesn’t hurt. But when you cry, it’s because your heart does.”
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