Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.
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Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
We defend ourself with descriptions and tame the world by generalizing
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
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We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
When people tell you how young you look, they are telling you how old you are.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.