„Nobody even imagines how well one can lie about the state of one’s own heart.“

Source: Thirst for Love

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with a knife to the chest… well a pair of knives actually, one can never be too careful“

—  Brandon Sanderson American fantasy writer 1975

Variant: How do you 'accidentally' kill a noble man in his own mansion?"
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—  Katherine Anne Porter American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist 1890 - 1980

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Source: The Genius of Christianity or the Spirit and Beauty of the Christian Religion

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„There is one thing about being President — nobody can tell you when to sit down.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

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1950s

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