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"The new men of Empire are the ones who believe in fresh starts, new chapters, clean pages; I struggle on with the old story, hoping that before it is finished it will reveal to me why it was that I thought it worth the trouble." p.24

"Where civilization entailed the corruption of barbarian virtues and the creation of a dependent people, I was opposed to civilization..." p. 41

"Will we live to regret this blood spent so lavishly on the sand?" p. 67

"Truly the world should belong to singers and dancers." p. 68

"Futile bitterness, idle melancholy, empty regrets." p. 68

"How can I accept that disaster has overtaken my life when the world continues to move so tranquilly through its cycles?" p. 102

"Truly, man was not made to live alone!" p. 87

"Somewhere, always, a child is being beaten." p. 88

"Empire has located its existence not in the smooth recurrent spinning time...

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