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Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.

A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry.
You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.
Most Americans are born drunk, and really require a little wine or beer to sober them. They have a sort of permanent intoxication from within, a sort of invisible champagne. Americans do not need to drink to inspire them to do anything, though they do sometimes, I think, need a little for the deeper and more delicate purpose of teaching them how to do nothing.
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it -- or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo.
April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.
Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden.
It seems just possible that a poem might happen to a very young man: but a poem is not poetry --That is a life.
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
Friendship is a very simple word, very commonly used. The word friend is almost used on a daily basis. Yet, the depth and meaning of friendship certainly go beyond the simple and the common. Throughout history friendship has been a favorite theme for many writers. The following passages highlight what others have said about friendship in the past.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Friendship should be more than biting time can sever.
Friendship is to have the latchkey of another's mind.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Our emotions are only incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival?
Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.

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