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Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.

Secrecy is best taught by starting with ourselves.
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.
How can we accept another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves.
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.
Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Only in your imagination can you revise.
My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else.
It's not what your are, it's what you don't become that hurts.
Nostalgia: When you find the present tense and past perfect.
There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.
The worst thing that one can do is not try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- and never knowing.
Any man who does not accept the conditions of human life sells his soul.
In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void.
Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
Good. There are many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings.
Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure.
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!
Self-revelation is a cruel process. The real picture, the real you never emerges. Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look. Ten different mirrors show you ten different faces.
An inferiority complex would be a blessing, if only the right people had it.
It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush.
You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself; and how little I deserve it.
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask.
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
There's as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something.
Hate can only flourish where love is absent.
Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is worse than evil, because it is also sterile.
There are few things more dreadful than dealing with a man who knows he is going under, in his own eyes, and in the eyes of others. Nothing can help that man. What is left of that man flees from what is left of human attention.
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Love blinds us to faults, but hatred blinds us to virtues.
Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.
Hatred is the madness of the heart.
There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal as that of hatred.
Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred it the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
You win only if you aren't afraid to lose.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
We never get to love by hate, least of all by self-hatred.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care.
Anyone can hate. It costs to love.
Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.
There is no medicine to cure hatred.
No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.
Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.
Hatreds are the cinders of affection.
There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.
Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
Death always comes too early or too late.
A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.
Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!
We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.

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