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Better to rely on oneself than to rely on others.
Looking on oneself as something alien, forgetting the sight, remembering the gaze.
Most of our platitudes notwithstanding, self-deception remains the most difficult deception. The tricks that work on others count ...
Drill and uniforms impose an architecture on the crowd. An army's beautiful. But that's not all; it panders to lower instincts tha ...
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unl ...
The Abbe Goussault, a counsellor at High Court, writes [at the end of the 17th century]: "Familiarizing oneself with one's childre ...
To pray is to pay attention to something or someone other than oneself. Whenever a man so concentrates his attention--on a landsca ...
Words ... are little houses, each with its cellar and garret. Common sense lives on the ground floor, always ready to engage in 'f ...
It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fon ...
It was a heavy burden on the conscience to know that while you sat in Music 101, some contemporary--as "worthy" of a college educa ...
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