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" Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities. "
" Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself. "
" Maybe this world is another planet's hell. "
" Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something. "
" Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them. "
" It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged. "
" Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. "
" Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation. "
" That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep. "
" It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.' "
" Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science. "
" Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them. "
" There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God. "
" Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. "
" A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. "
" That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. "
" Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain. "
" Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength. "
" Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision. "
" The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong. The next most distressing thing is to be proved right. "
" Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life? "
" You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear. "
" Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image. "
" Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. "
" The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. "
" I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery. "
" Experience teaches only the teachable. "
" That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent. "
" Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors. "
" God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness. "
" My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger. "