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The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.

I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness
To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).
Whereas the Greeks gave to will the boundaries of reason, we have come to put the will's impulse in the very center of reason, which has, as a result, become deadly.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
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.
I wanted to be scared again... I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Everything in this life takes longer than you think except life itself.
What is life? A frenzy. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction. And the greatest good is trivial; for all life is a dream and all dreams are dreams.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Life is doubt, and faith without doubt is nothing but death.
Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others death and dying the others life.
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life.

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