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...I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
We can't afford the wrath of Heaven. We survived a deluge by the skin of our teeth, but an economic crisis would be disastrous.
My heart laments that virtue cannot live
Out of the teeth of emulation.
What is meant by "reality"? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable--now to be found in a dusty road, now in ...
I've never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands mo ...
Hell is out of fashion--institutional hells at any rate. The populated infernos of the 20th century are more private affairs, the ...
The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written.
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The true use of Shakespeare or of Cervantes, of Homer or of Dante, of Chaucer or of Rabelais, is to augment one's own growing inne ...
Abject flattery and indiscriminate assentation degrade, as much as indiscriminate contradiction and noisy debate disgust. But a mo ...
Many young people adopt pleasures for which they have not the least taste, only because they are called by that name.... You must ...
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