One... gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the imperfections of the cultural forms which have so far been developed.
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Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
Love and work... work and love, that's all there is.
The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.
If you can't do it, give up!
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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Isn't that the most perverse thing you've ever heard?
This world's a bubble.
Saint Aurelius Augustine
A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason.