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The Abbe Goussault, a counsellor at High Court, writes [at the end of the 17th century]: "Familiarizing oneself with one's childre ...
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train ...
The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as onl ...
It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things ar ...
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, ...
Two Chinamen visiting Europe went to the theatre for the first time. One of them occupied himself with trying to understand the th ...
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
The most primitive experiences of shame are connected with sight and being seen, but it has been interestingly suggested that guil ...
To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in ...
When I was a boy, I had a clock with a pendulum that could be lifted off. I found that the clock went very much faster without the ...
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