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Quote Left The paranoiac is the exact image of the ruler. The only difference is their position in the world. One might even think the paranoiac the more impressive of the two because he is sufficient unto himself and cannot be shaken by failure. Quote Right
Quote Left He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it. Quote Right
Quote Left Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous. Quote Right
Quote Left The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer. Quote Right
Quote Left A modern man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice. Quote Right
Quote Left A 'modern' man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight. Quote Right
Quote Left Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true. Quote Right
Quote Left There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange. Quote Right
Quote Left Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left The great writers of aphorisms read as if they had all known each other well. Quote Right
Quote Left It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes. Quote Right
Quote Left Most religions do not make men better, only warier. Quote Right