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Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From ‘Ender’s Game’ By Orson Scott Card (Part 2)

Americans are quite apt at playing stupid when they choose to. *** If you’ve ever got an advantage over the enemy, use it. *** Influence is power. *** Real respect takes longer than official respect. *** Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be. *** At some point, there must be trust. *** In the moment that when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. *** Power will always end up with the sort of people who crave it. *** Human beings didn’t evolve brains in order to lie around on lakes. Killing’s the first thing we learned. And a good thing we did, or we’d be dead, and the tigers would own the earth. *** The earth is deep and right to the heart of it, it’s alive. *** Nature can’t evolve a species that hasn’t a will to survive. *** I’m in favor of surviving. *** Humanity does not ask us to be happy. *** Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes. *** Try not to be too arrogant about the victory. *** Get used to fighting without unnecessary waste. *** Strange dreams are a safety valve. *** All is not always as it seems. *** People always go. Always. They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world. *** Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life.

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