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A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as s...   Life
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to fr...   Life
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on ...   Life
A competent portraitist knows how to imply the profile in the full fac...   Life
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scien...   Life
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic ...   Life
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressibl...   Music
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, gi...   Life
An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interest...   Life
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.   Life
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder...   Life
Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their cu...   Life
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only complete...   Life
Dream in a pragmatic way.   Life
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself...   Life
Every man's memory is his private literature.   Life
Every person who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify th...   Life
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happ...   Life
Experience teaches only the teachable.   Life
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.   Life
From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (histo...   Life
Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals...   Life
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is ...   Life
I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dar...   Life
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their w...   Life
Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any...   Life
It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.   Life
Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.   Life
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.   Life
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things f...   Life
Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't w...   Life
Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking...   Life
Most vices demand considerable self-sacrifices. There is no greater mi...   Life
My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and there...   Life
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of c...   Life
No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siam...   Life
Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay ...   Life
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wis...   Life
One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of hu...   Life
Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neith...   Life
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced t...   Life
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.   Life
Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal cl...   Life
So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleon...   Life
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.   Life
Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.   Life
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient mean...   Life
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, n...   Life
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the mos...   Life
That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusi...   Life
The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody els...   Life
The business of a seer is to see; and if he involves himself in the ki...   Life
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that...   Life
The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man pre...   Life
The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and u...   Intelligence
The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because the...   Life
The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be prove...   Life
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do ...   Life
The proper study of mankind is books.   Life
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,...   Life
The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man mig...   Life
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all ...   Life
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of...   Life
There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by pa...   Life
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improvin...   Life
Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowl...   Life
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of do...   Life
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.   Life
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, ...   Life
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.   Life
We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.   Life
What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the ...   Life
What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes hav...   Life
Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent...   Life
Which is better: to have fun with fungi or to have Idiocy with ideolog...   Life
Words from the thread on which we string our experiences.   Life
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.   Life
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is...   Life