Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.

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Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

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One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.

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The three great problems of this century

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A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

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Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.

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There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky

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People do not lack strength

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One sometimes says: 'He killed himself because he was bored with life.' One ought rather to say: 'He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'

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Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.

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There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.

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Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.

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The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.

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