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  • There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
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  • We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.
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  • The scars left from the child's defeat in the fight against irrational authority are to be found at the bottom of every neurosis.
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  • To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
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  • One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
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  • Integrity simple means not violating one's own identity.
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  • To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
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  • In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
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  • Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
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  • A vast sector of modern advertising... does not appeal to reason but to emotion like any other kind of hypnoid suggestion, it tries to impress its objects emotionally and then make them submit intellectually.
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  • Man may be defined as the animal that can say ''I,'' that can be aware of himself as a separate entity.
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  • Only when man succeeds in developing his reason and love further than he has done so far, only when he can build a world based on human solidarity and justice, only when he can feel rooted in the experience of universal brotherliness, will he have tr
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  • Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
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  • As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
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  • Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
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