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Quote Left Love is being stupid together. Quote Right
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Quote Left The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. Quote Right
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Quote Left A painter should not paint what he sees but what should be seen. Quote Right
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Quote Left Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh. Quote Right
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Quote Left That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false. Quote Right
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Quote Left That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false. Quote Right
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Quote Left Man is only man at the surface. Remove the skin, dissect, and immediately you come to machinery. Quote Right
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Quote Left Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. Quote Right
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Quote Left A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts. Quote Right
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Quote Left ...in song the words tend to lose their significance, do often lose it, while at the other extreme, in current prose it is the musical value that tends to disappear - so that verse stands symmetrically, as it were, between song, on the one hand, and prose on the other - and is thus admirably and delicately balanced between the sensual and the intellectual power of language. Quote Right
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Quote Left The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. Quote Right
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Quote Left Science is feasible when the variables are few and can be enumerated; when their combinations are distinct and clear. We are tending toward the condition of science and aspiring to do it. The artist works out his own formulas; the interest of science lies in the art of making science. Quote Right
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Quote Left God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly. Quote Right
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Quote Left What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves. Quote Right
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Quote Left Books have the same enemies as people fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. Quote Right
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Quote Left A poem is never finished, only abandoned. Quote Right
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Quote Left A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator. Quote Right
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Quote Left God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through. Quote Right
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Quote Left Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business. Quote Right
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Quote Left Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to. Quote Right
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Quote Left The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Quote Right
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Quote Left Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. Quote Right
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Quote Left Two dangers constantly threaten the world order and disorder. Quote Right
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Quote Left La politique est l'art d'empcher les gens de se mler de ce qui les regarde. (Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business. Quote Right
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Quote Left A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key. Quote Right
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