"The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil but between two evils."
- George Orwell, Adelphi
"He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survive."
- Jack London, The Call of the Wild
"Where love could walk with banish’d Hope no more."
Tennyson - Lovers’ Tale
"If I can catch him once upon the hip,
I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.”
Shakespeare - Merchant of Venice
"Nothing helps there; all goes that same way.
Then may I say that all things must die.”
- The Knight’s Tale, Canterbury Tales, l.3033-3034
"O, it is excellent
To have a giant’s strength, but it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.”
- Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, 2.2
"He that is truly dedicate to war
Hath no self-love, nor he that loves himself,
Hath not essentially but by circumstance
The name of valour.”
- Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part II, 5.2
"…the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness."
- Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.1