Life is tragic, simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day for each of us the sun will go down for the last, last time.

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Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity by definition i

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity by definition is unassailable.

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to e

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious ,one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense once h

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense once hate is gone they will be forced to deal with pain.

American history is longer larger more various more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyon

American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.

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    Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.

    Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.

    We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

    We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

    Copulation is no more foul to me than death is.

    Copulation is no more foul to me than death is.

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