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"It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression."

"One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action."

"We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams."

"A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time."

"The necessary has never been man's top priority. The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness. Unlike other forms of life, man's greatest exertions are made in the pursuit not of necessities but of superfluities."

"Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem."

"It is not actual suffering but the taste of better things which excites people to revolt."

"It is not the wickedness of the old regime [the masses] rise against but its weakness."

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