The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents - a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life.
We are not our parents, Gabriel. We do not have to carry the burden of their choices or their sins.
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.
You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.