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Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.

[Souvent la peur d’un mal nous conduit dans un pire.]

Boileau-Despereaux - fear of one evil - wist_info quote

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711) French poet and critic
The Art of Poetry [L’Art Poétique], Canto 1, l. 64 (1674)
Added on 4-May-16 | Last updated 4-May-16
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Terrorism’s goal is to commit frightening, high-profile crimes that scare people into making rash, expensive decisions that make the world look like the terrorists would like to see it.

Doctorow - terrorists - wist_info

Cory Doctorow (b. 1971) Canadian-British blogger, journalist, activist, author
“How terrorists trick Western governments in doing their work for them,” Boingboing.net (16 Nov 2015)
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In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.

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Chinese proverb
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 11-Feb-20
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