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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

"They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person."
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"Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world."

"Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed."

"Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other."

"I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage."

"Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."

"Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability."

"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents."

"Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first."

"A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes."

"It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character."

"If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him."

"As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself."

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."

"It is only a man's own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of someone else's meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger."

"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people."

"If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it."

"Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right."

"Compassion is the basis of morality."

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