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"Bring me a cup of tea and The Times."
- Queen Victoria's first words upon hearing of her succession to the throne.

"Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand
miles away, there are always two cups on my table."
- Tang Dynasty

"Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong
which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows,
or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
- Frederick Douglass

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin

"What rescues us from insignificance is the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers."
- Carl Sagan

"Before cynicism was a bloody sear across your brow, and when you yet knew you still knew nothing."
- Maya Angelou, "On the Pulse of Morning"

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
- Winston Churchill

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
- Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings

"Be well, do good work, and keep in touch."
- Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac

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