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"Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering."
"Our passions are not too strong, they are too weak. We are far too easily pleased."
"Who can endure a doctrine which would allow only dentists to say whether our teeth were aching, only cobblers to say whether our shoes hurt us, and only governments to tell us whether we were being well governed?"
"If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons."
"You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile."
"The proper rewards are not simply tacked on to the activity for which they are given, but are the activity itself in consummation."
"There are no variations except for those who know a norm, and no subtleties for those who have not grasped the obvious."
"We all wish to be judged by our peers, by the men 'after our own heart.' Only they really know our mind and only they judge it by standards we fully acknowledge. Theirs is the praise we really covet and the blame we really dread. The little pockets of early Chrstians survived because they cared exclusively for the love of 'the bretheren' and stopped their ears to the opinion of the Pagan society around them. But a circle of criminals, cranks, or perverts survives in just the same way; by becoming deaf to the opinion of the outer world, by discounting it as the chatter of outsiders who 'don't understand,' of the 'conventional,' the 'bourgeois,' the 'Establishment,' of prigs, prudes, and humbugs."
"The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel."
"Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war. Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest."
"Reasoning is never, like poetry, judged from the outside at all."
"Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them."
"Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief."
"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing."
"Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still."
"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once."
"If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you."
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof."
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool."
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