The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.

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Do not read as children do to amuse yourself or like the ambitious for the purpose of instruction.

Do not read as children do to amuse yourself or like the ambitious for the purpose of instruction. No read in order to live.

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Stupidity is something unshakable, nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it, it is of

Stupidity is something unshakable, nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it, it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius is above all force.

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    He who would travel happily must travel light.

    He who would travel happily must travel light.

    The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

    The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand, nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

    Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.

    Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.

    Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.

    Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.

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