Mir Adnan Aziz

  • "They make a wasteland and call it peace" was the bitter complaint of Caligus, a Scottish commander, when the Romans attacked Scotland. "Make no mistake: The US will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts," thus spoke President Bush in his address to the nation soon after ...

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  • Mahmoud Darwish, the poet of Palestine, wrote in State of Siege: "In a land where the dawn sears - We have become more doltish - And we stare at the moments of victory. There is no starry night in our nights of explosions. Our enemies stay up late; they switch on their light in the intense darkness ...

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  • "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair Nothing beside remains round the decay of that colossal wreck; Boundless and bare, the lone and level sands stretch far away." This is how Shelley cut the presumptuous ruler down to size in his famous sonnet ...

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  • Socrates thought they were the voice of conscience. Iroquois Indians saw them as commands to be followed. Voltaire said they resulted from overeating. Freud defined them as repressed thoughts. Author Robert G. Allen wrote: "The future you see is the future you get", whereas James Allen said ...

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