Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.

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The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.

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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.

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After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

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Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.

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The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.

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It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

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Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

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Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.

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He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.

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To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.

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The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.

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