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It is the grimmest of ironies…

It is the grimmest of ironies that one of the most savage, barbaric acts of evil in history began in one of the most modernized societies of its time, where so many markers of human progress became tools of human depravity: science that can heal, used to kill; education that can enlighten, used to rationalize away basic moral impulses; the bureaucracy that sustains modern life, used as the machinery of mass death, a ruthless, chillingly efficient system where many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands.

— Barack Obama, 44th President of the US, from speech given at Holocaust Rememberance Day ceremony in Capitol Rotunda, April 23, 2009

(The same could be said of the United States and abortion.)  <link>

Culture breeds and fosters the individual in his uniqueness and yet the individual feels cramped through participating in his culture. Strange, how culture itself brings in us the consciousness of being dissatisfied with it.

— S.N. Ganguly, “Culture, Communication and Silence”  <link>

Sometimes a blank wall is miles more eloquent than anything that might besmirch it.

— graffiti seen on a clean, blank restroom wall  <link>