„The days have taught you not to trust happiness because it hurts when it deceives.“

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Mahmoud Darwish
1941 - 2008

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„You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough“

— Frank Crane American Presbyterian minister 1861 - 1928
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„When the attack happened I was in Cuba, visiting my daughter, and I felt happiness. It didn’t hurt me at all, because, as I always say in my speeches, our dead children will be avenged the day when people, any people, are happy.“

— Hebe de Bonafini President of the Association of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo 1928
Source: Argentina: Hebe de Bonafini and "Las Madres…" (Carlos López, US; ex-Chile) http://cgi.stanford.edu/group/wais/cgi-bin/?p=8609; Some rights groups have misguided agendas http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y01/oct01/15e9.htm (in spanish language: Los aplausos al terrorismo http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=343519, La Nación, 2001).

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„In any case, if you ever leave me with a handsome man, do not tell me that you trust me because, let me warn you: that is not what will prevent me from deceiving you, if I want to. On the contrary.“

— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary c... 1905 - 1980
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„Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.“

— Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

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