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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.






Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.






I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.






Love, love, all the rest is nothing.






The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.






Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.



Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.

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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.






Hope stole into my heart against my will.



Hope stole into my heart against my will.

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I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.



I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.



Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.

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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.



In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.






Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.



Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.




Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.






The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.






Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca  






There is more to life than increasing its speed.






Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.






Seize the day.



Seize the day.




Consciousness of our powers augments them.






But where the danger is,
also grows the saving power.







Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.






We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.



We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.




If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.



If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.

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It takes the whole of life to learn how to live.






But the most beautiful of all doubts
Is when the downtrodden and despondent raise their heads and
Stop believing in the strength
Of their oppressors.







Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.






Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.






Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.






Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;



Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;








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