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'As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.'


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'People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.'


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'The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.'


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'To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.'


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'I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.'


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'Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object.'


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'To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness.'


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'Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.'


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'To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.'


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'One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.'


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'Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.'


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'There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge - that is everywhere.'


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'There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge - that is everywhere.'


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'What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.'


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'It is not our purpose to become each other it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.'


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'To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness.'


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'Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.'


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'One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.'


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'The truth is lived, not taught.'


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'Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.'

 

 

 

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