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Human beings may be miserable specimens, in the main, but we can learn, and, through learning, become decent people.The only reason you don't think gifted children talk this way is because they know better than to talk this way in front of you.Knocking him down won the first fight. I wanted to win all the next ones, too, right then, so they'd leave me alone.Human being are free except when humanity needs them. Maybe humanity needs you. To do something. Maybe humanity needs me -- to find out what you're good for. We might both do despicable thing, Ender, but if humankind survives, then we were good tools.His accent made him exotic and interesting; his broken arm made him a matyr; his sadism made him a natural focus for all those who loved pain in others.We don't have time to rush a kid who has as much chance of being a monster as a military genius.He could see Bonzo's anger growing hot. Hot anger was bad. Ender's anger was cold, and he could use it. Bonzo's was hot, and so it used him.Fairness it a wonderful attribute, Major Anderson. It was nothing to do with war. Winning is more important than anything.They can order the moon to turn blue, too, but it doesn't happen. Listen, Ender, commanders have just as much authority as you let them have. The more you obey them, the more power they have over you.They decided I was right for the program, but nobody ever asked me if the program was right for me.Believed, but the seed of doubt was there, and it stayed, and every now and then sent out a little root, It changed everything, to have that seed growing. It made Ender listen more carefully to what people meant, instead of what they said. It made him wise.Peter has always been a husbandman of pain, planting it, nurturing it, devouring it greedily when it was ripe; better he should take it in these small, sharp doses than with dull cruelty to children in the school. There are times when the world is in flux and the right voice in the right place can move the world.The world is always a democracy in times of flux, and the man with the right voice will win. Everybody thinks Hitler got to power because of his armies, because they were willing to kill, and that's partly true, because in the real world power is always built on the threat of death and dishonour. But mostly he got to power on words -- on the right words at the right time.
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