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It is perhaps when our lives are at their most problematic that we are likely to be most receptive to beautiful things.

The Architecture of Happiness
Others, like him, even before I was born, had exhausted all the problems in order to allow us to feel just minor aches.

Dora Bruder
Distance might not solve anything, no matter how far you run.

Kafka on the Shore
I am sure there are things that can't be cured by a good bath but I can't think of one.

The Bell Jar
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem
In order to shake a hypothesis, it is sometimes not necessary to do anything more than push it as far as it will go
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems
For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong
What is to be once resolved on should be first often well considered
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm
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