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A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.

If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!
If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe.
He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
He who laughs best today, will also laugh last.
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.

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