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Quote Left The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves. Quote Right
Quote Left What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians. Quote Right
Quote Left The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm. Quote Right
Quote Left To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything. Quote Right
Quote Left To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today. Quote Right
Quote Left It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. Quote Right
Quote Left We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead. Quote Right
Quote Left After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion. Quote Right
Quote Left The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude. Quote Right
Quote Left Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Quote Right
Quote Left To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well. Quote Right
Quote Left I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day. Quote Right
Quote Left Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. Quote Right
Quote Left Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated can be compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life. Quote Right
Quote Left Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil. Quote Right
Quote Left What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared? For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life. Quote Right
Quote Left By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. Quote Right
Quote Left The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody. Quote Right
Quote Left There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed. Quote Right
Quote Left Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question. Quote Right
Quote Left The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Quote Right
Quote Left There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change. Quote Right
Quote Left In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist. Quote Right
Quote Left Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. Quote Right
Quote Left Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. Quote Right
Quote Left The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date. Quote Right
Quote Left Live to the point of tears. Quote Right
Quote Left On certain mornings, as we turn a corner, an exquisite dew falls on our heart and then vanishes. But the freshness lingers, and this, always, is what the heart needs. The earth must have risen in just such a light the morning the world was born. Quote Right
Quote Left The society based on production is only productive, not creative. Quote Right
Quote Left How hard, how bitter it is to become a man! Quote Right
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