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«Facts can't be recounted; much less twice over, and far less still by different persons. I've already drummed that thoroughly into your head. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.»
«From what I have said of the natives of New Holland they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth; but in reality they are far happier than we Europeans, being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous, but»
Author: James Cook
, in reality
, The Europeans
, unacquainted with
«He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it»
«By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise»
«Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!»
«And when they list, their lean and flashy songs / Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw, / The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, / But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, / Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread.»
Author: John Milton
, look up
«Fear drives the wretched to prayer»
«He is the most wretched of men who has never felt adversity.»
«A wretched soul bruised with adversity,We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;But were we burdened with like weight of pain,As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.»
Author: William Shakespeare
«Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.»