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... suffering does not ennoble. It destroys. To resist destruction, self-hatred, or lifelong hopelessness, we have to throw off th ...
Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasiona ...
General ideas are essences. They are our gods: they round and ennoble the most partial and sordid way of living.
Prudishness is pretense of innocence without innocence. Women have to remain prudish as long as men are sentimental, dense, and ev ...
Two men in a skiff, whom we passed hereabouts, floating buoyantly amid the reflections of the trees, like a feather in mid-air, or ...
I cannot say that Swedenborg has been directly and practically valuable to me, for I have not been a reader of him, except to a sl ...
We learn resignation not by our own suffering, but by the suffering of others.
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