Other than sports, only war and catastrophe can create this sort of national unity.
There are some catastrophes that a poor writer's pen cannot describe and which he is obliged to leave to the imagination of his readers with a bald statement of the facts.
Extinction catches Man by surprise because no one can even imagine that such a catastrophe can happen to an intelligent species.
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History is a constant race between invention and catastrophe. Education helps but it’s never enough. You also must run.
I beg you to exercise wisdom and restraint and remember that not all opportunities are created equal. Some are nothing but steps leading down toward catastrophe.
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There is no bombast, no similes, flowers, digressions, or unnecessary descriptions. Everything tends directly to the catastrophe.