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"What, then, is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know."
"Unless you believe, you will not understand."
"This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections."
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
"The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences."
"The purpose of all wars, is peace."
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"The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation."
"The argument is at an end."
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."
"Sin is its own punishment."
"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you."
"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
"Never judge a philosophy by its abuse."
"Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering."
"Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible."
"I was in love with loving."
"Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance."
"He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king."
"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."
"God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined."
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