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Quote Left The family is one of nature's masterpieces. Quote Right
Quote Left The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns. Quote Right
Quote Left One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. Friendship Quote Right
Quote Left Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds. Quote Right
Quote Left The Soul is the voice of the body's interests. Quote Right
Quote Left The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk. Quote Right
Quote Left The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it. Quote Right
Quote Left The highest form of vanity is love of fame. Quote Right
Quote Left The love of all-inclusiveness is as dangerous in philosophy as in art. Quote Right
Quote Left The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others. Quote Right
Quote Left The irrational in the human has something about it altogether repulsive and terrible, as we see in the maniac, the miser, the drunkard or the ape. Quote Right
Quote Left Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end. Quote Right
Quote Left A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity. Quote Right
Quote Left Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit. Quote Right
Quote Left It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas. Quote Right
Quote Left Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment. Quote Right
Quote Left To be brief is almost a condition of being inspired. Quote Right
Quote Left The little word is has its tragedies: it marries and identifies different things with the greatest innocence; and yet no two are ever identical, and if therein lies the charm of wedding them and calling them one, therein too lies the danger. Quote Right
Quote Left Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is. Quote Right
Quote Left The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. Quote Right
Quote Left Wealth, religion, military victory have more rhetorical than efficacious worth. Quote Right
Quote Left It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands. Quote Right
Quote Left A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. Quote Right
Quote Left The diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him. Quote Right
Quote Left Prayer, among sane people, has never superseded practical efforts to secure the desired end. Quote Right
Quote Left The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal. Quote Right
Quote Left Religions are the great fairy tales of conscience. Quote Right
Quote Left Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him. Quote Right
Quote Left Advertising is the modern substitute for argument its function is to make the worse appear the better. Quote Right
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