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Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, This is a misfortune but To bear this worthily is good fortune.

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.
Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.
This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
In this world there are two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst.
There are no tragedies, just facts not recognized in time.
Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
Without alienation, there can be no politics.
He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.
Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives -- the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.
Truth is not beautiful, neither is ugly, Why should it be either? Truth is Truth.
An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.
Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
The truth simply is that's all. It doesn't need reasons: it doesn't have to be right: it's just the truth. Period.
The truth is always the strongest argument. Sophocles Truth is a thing immortal and perpetual, and it gives to us a beauty that fades not away in time.
It is not the truth that a man possesses, or believes that he possesses, but the earnest effort which he puts forward to reach the truth, which constitutes the worth of a man. For it is not by the possession, but the search after truth that he enlarges his power, wherein alone consists his ever-increasing perfection.
Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.
Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth.
Just because you can laugh doesn't mean you can't tell the truth. Truth is often the jester.
Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
Truth does not contradict truth.
The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last.
I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is an language I do not understand.
Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
To have another language is to possess a second soul.
Might, could, would --they are contemptible auxiliaries.
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
Language is the archives of history.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.
Grace is always natural, though that does not prevent its being often used to hide a lie. The rude shocks and uncomfortably constraining influences of life disappear among graceful women and poetical men; they are the most deceptive beings in creation; distrust and doubt cannot stand before them; they create what they imagine; if they do not lie to others, they do to their own hearts; for illusion is their element, fiction their vocation, and pleasures in appearance their happiness. Beware of grace in woman, and poetry in man -- weapons the more dangerous because the least dreaded!
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road -- the one less traveled by -- offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.
Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey's fits and starts, rehearses life's own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.
A just war is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't --it's human.
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
Language is the dress of thought.
Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.
Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life -- there, if one must speak out, the real man.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Everything that exists is in a manner the seed of that which will be.
Syntax and vocabulary are overwhelming constraints --the rules that run us. Language is using us to talk --we think we're using the language, but language is doing the thinking, we're its slavish agents.
The significance of language for the evolution of culture lies in this, that mankind set up in language a separate world beside the other world, a place it took to be so firmly set that, standing upon it, it could lift the rest of the world off its hinges and make itself master of it. To the extent that man has for long ages believed in the concepts and names of things as in aeternae veritates he has appropriated to himself that pride by which he raised himself above the animal: he really thought that in language he possessed knowledge of the world.
Man, even man debased by the neocapitalism and pseudosocialism of our time, is a marvelous being because he sometimes speaks. Language is the mark, the sign, not of his fall but of his original innocence. Through the Word we may regain the lost kingdom and recover powers we possessed in the far-distant past.
Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.
At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation.
Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.

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