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Süzme Sözler IV

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From a 1935/6 collection of clever sayings about everything from nationhood to Hitler and Greta Garbo, by Turkish writer Raif Necdet Kestelli:

Dünyayı idare eden tek bir kuvvet vardır: yalan..

In translation:

There is but one force that governs the world: lies.

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Written by M. James

January 9, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Süzme Sözler III

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From a 1935/6 collection of clever sayings about everything from nationhood to Hitler and Greta Garbo, by Turkish writer Raif Necdet Kestelli:

Medeniyet için ne büyük bir leke, ne hazin bir mahrumiyettir ki çok dürüst, çok temiz ve samimî zekâlar hâlâ iyi bir diplomat olamıyorlar!

In translation:

What a great stain on civilization, what a sad deprivation, that very honest, upright, and sincere minds still cannot be good diplomats!

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Written by M. James

November 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm