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Death is not evil, for it free...

Death is not evil, for it frees man from all ills and takes away his desires along with desire's rewards.

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Real misanthropes are not foun...

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

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Boredom is the most sublime of...

Boredom is the most sublime of all human emotions because it expresses the fact that the human spirit, in a certain sense, is greater than the entire universe. Boredom is an expression of a profound despair at not finding anything that can satisfy the soul's boundless needs.

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That is why all great men are ...

That is why all great men are modest: they consistently measure themselves not in comparison to other people but to the idea of perfection ever present in their minds, an ideal infinitely clearer and greater than any common people have, and they also realize how far they are from fulfilling their ideal.

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The artist's conception of his...

The artist's conception of his art or the scientist's of his science is usually as great as his conception of his own worth is small.

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Men do not so much hate an evi...

Men do not so much hate an evil-doer, or evil itself, as they hate the man who calls evil by its real name.

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The world laughs at things it ...

The world laughs at things it would really prefer to admire, and like Aesop's fox it criticizes things it covets.

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We remember childhood as the f...

We remember childhood as the fabulous years of our lives, and nations remember their childhood as fabulous years.

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I may be wrong, but it seems r...

I may be wrong, but it seems rare in our age to find a widely praised person whose own mouth is not the source of that praise.

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There's no greater sign of bei...

There's no greater sign of being a poor philosopher and wise man than wanting all of life to be wise and philosophical.

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The commonplace expression tha...

The commonplace expression that life is nothing but a play is verified above all in this: the world speaks absolutely consistently in one way and acts absolutely consistently in another.

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I find it awfully difficult to...

I find it awfully difficult to determine if the habit of talking about oneself at length runs contrary to the basic rules of propriety, or if instead the man exempt from this vice is rare.

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Man is doomed either squander ...

Man is doomed either squander his youth, which is the only time he has to store provisions for the coming years and provide for his own well-being, or to spend his youth procuring pleasures in advance for that time of life when he will be too old to enjoy them.

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