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For in me there have always been two fools, among others, one asking nothing better than to stay where he is and the other imagining that life might be slightly less horrible a little further on. So that I was never disappointed, so to speak, whatever I did, in this domain. And these inseparable fools I indulged turn about, that they might understand their foolishness.

I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.

Great Expectations
It is never until one realizes that one means something to others that one feels there is any point or purpose in one�s own existence.

Beware of Pity
Existence is this, I thought, a start of joy, a stab of pain, an intense pleasure, veins that pulse under the skin, there is no other truth to tell.

The Days of Abandonment
Do you ever suddenly find it strange to be yourself?

A Breath of Life
"I" is merely one of the world's instantaneous spasms.

The Passion According to G.H.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
Deep in each man is the knowledge that something knows of his existence. Something knows, and cannot be fled nor hid from.

The Crossing
It seems to me now that I'm living in another person inside my everyday life.

L'Herbe des Nuits
Time and space cannot by themselves make individuality. Being is needed. A dead man occupies Time and Space, but has no individuality, no Being.

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."