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'Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.'


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'People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.'


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'Failure too is a form of death.'


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'We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.'


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'Failure too is a form of death.'


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'Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.'


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'If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask?'


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'Writing is a form of therapy sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.'


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'Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.'


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'There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.'


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'No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.'


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'Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.'


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'In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!'


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'In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.'


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'Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.'


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'Success is more dangerous than failure, the ripples break over a wider coastline.'


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'Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.'


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'It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.'


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'Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.'


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'The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.'


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'A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.'


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'Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.'


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'Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.'

 

 

 

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