Man is not a circle with a single center; he is an ellipse with two focii. Facts are one, ideas are the other.
Nothing is small, in fact; any one who is subject to the profound and penetrating influence of nature knows this.
She had had sweet dreams, which possibly arose from the fact that her little bed was very white.
The reflection of a fact is in itself a fact.
Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.
In fact, he who has only beheld the misery of man has seen nothing; the misery of woman is what he must see; he who has seen only the misery of woman has seen nothing; he must see the misery of the child.
The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.
Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.
One cannot be a good historian of the outward, visible world without giving some thought to the hidden, private life of ordinary people and on the other hand one cannot be a good historian of this inner life without taking into account outward events where these are relevant. They are two orders of fact which reflect each other, which are always linked and which sometimes provoke each other.
When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
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