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There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
One gift creates appreciation, many gifts create expectation.
I am a part of all that I have met.
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.
We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
It's so hard when I have to, And so easy when I want to.
Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.
The body is mortal, but the person dwelling in the body is immortal and immeasurable.
What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.
Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
What a profound significance small things assume when the woman we love conceals them from us.
Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things. I am tempted to think there are no little things.
The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.
Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.
The heart will break, but broken live on.
To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.
Partir, c'est mourir un peu. (To leave is to die a little.)
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
We are on the other end of our own leash
Time is all around in shrouds of endless goals, fast for happy hearts and slow for tortured souls
We are born anew within every strangers' eye
The healthy man does not torture others -- generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
It's absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
After the first blush of sin comes its indifference.
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
Many lick before they bite.
I do desire we may be better strangers.
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night.
What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore.
Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
You will find that silence or very gentle words are the most exquisite revenge for insult.
I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control and a little hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, you sure the hell don't deserve me at my best.
Few people can distinguish the genuinely good from the reverse.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
Speak of the Devil and he appears.
When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures
The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.
Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.
Evil is nourished and grows by concealment.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
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.
In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense
A woman's life is a history of the affections.
Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed.
Evil spelled backward is live.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.
She feared no danger, for she knew no sin.
The most dangerous thing is illusion.
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.
Forbidden things have a secret charm.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing.
Do not breed. Nothing gives less pleasure than childbearing. Pregnancies are damaging to health, spoil the figure, wither the charms, and it's the cloud of uncertainty forever hanging over these events that darkens a husband's mood.
There is nobody who is not dangerous for someone.

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