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Boswell, when he speaks of his Life of Johnson, calls it my magnum opus, but it may more properly be called his opera, for it is t ...
At a tender age, I commandeered half a quire of foolscap from my father's desk and sat down to write a book. ...I had observed on ...
If Nature denies eternity to beings, it follows that their destruction is one of her laws. Now, once we observe that destruction i ...
Argument is conclusive ... but ... it does not remove doubt, so that the mind may rest in the sure knowledge of the truth, unless ...
All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us.... This is the easiest of sciences, ...
Must it be? It must be.
[Muss es sein? Es muss sein.]
I warmed both hands before the fire of life;
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.
How has the human spirit ever survived the terrific literature with which it has had to contend?
The imagination is man's power over nature.
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