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At one time my only wish was to be a police official. It seemed to me to be an occupation for my sleepless intriguing mind. I had the idea that there, among criminals, were people to fight: clever, vigorous, crafty fellows. Later I realized that it was good that I did not become one, for most police cases involve misery and wretchedness -- not crimes and scandals.
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#Police

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Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion -- and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
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#Minorities #Majority

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To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
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People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
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#Life #Quote of the Day

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Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
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#Quotes #Anxiety

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People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
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#Quotes #Mountains

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Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth -look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
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#Birth

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People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they seldom use
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#Freedom

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Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.
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#Quotes #Age And Aging

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Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
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#Adversity

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Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
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Purity of heart is to will one thing.
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#Quotes #Heart

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If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
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#Power

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The self-assured believer is a greater sinner in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever
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#Eyes

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Had I to carve an inscription on my tombstone I would ask for none other than "The Individual
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#Ask

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How ironical that it is by means of speech that man can degrade himself below the level of dumb creation -- for a chatterbox is truly of a lower category than a dumb creature.
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#Talkativeness #Creation

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Don't forget to love yourself.
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There is peace and rest and comfort in sorrow
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#Comfort

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Philosophy is life's dry-nurse, who can take care of us -- but not suckle us.
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#Philosophy

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Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic -- if it is pulled out I shall die.
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#Childhood

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It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.
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