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'The desire to die was my one and only concern to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.'


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'Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown.'


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'The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.'


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'Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.'


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'Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?'


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'No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.'


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'For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.'


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'Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs once acquired it can imprison us.'


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'What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?'


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'To act is to anchor in an imminent future, so imminent it becomes almost tangible to act is to feel you are consubstantial with that future.'


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'Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.'


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'Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?'


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'To Live signifies to believe and hope - to lie and to lie to oneself.'


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'We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves.'


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'Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.'


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'Intelligence flourishes only in the ages when belief withers.'


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'Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.'


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'What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name - and moving on.'


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'Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.'


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'Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.'


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'Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.'


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'The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.'

 

 

 

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