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Equality 7-2521 Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Equality 7-2521
  1. #1
    “But we loved the Science of Things. We wished to know. We wished to know about all the things which make the earth around us. We asked so many questions that the Teachers forbade it.”
  2. #2
    “Dare not choose in your minds the work you would like to do when you leave the Home of the Students. You shall do that which the Council of Vocations shall prescribe for you.”
  3. #3
    “We are old now, yet we were young this morning, when we carried our glass box through the streets of the City to the Home of the Scholars.”
  4. #4
    “But here, in our tunnel, we feel it no longer. The air is pure under the ground. There is no odor of men. And these three hours give us strength for our hours above the ground.”
  5. #5
    “It is my mind which thinks, and the judgment of my mind is the only searchlight that can find the truth.”
  6. #6
    “But what is freedom? Freedom from what? There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. That and nothing else.”
  1. #7
    “No single one can possess greater wisdom than the many Scholars who are elected by all men for their wisdom. Yet we can. We do.”
  2. #8
    “And we heard suddenly that we were laughing, laughing aloud, laughing as if there were no power left in us save laughter.”
  3. #9
    “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone.”
  4. #10
    “But I still wonder how it was possible, in those graceless years of transition, long ago, that men did not see whither they were going, and went on, in blindness and cowardice, to their fate.”
  5. #11
    “We opened our eyes, lying on our stomach on the brick floor of a cell. We looked upon two hands lying far before us on the bricks, and we moved them, and we knew that they were our hands.”
  6. #12
    “I wished to know the meaning of things. I am the meaning.”

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