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"Our memory is like a shop in the window of which is exposed now one, now another photograph of the same person. And as a rule the most recent exhibit remains for some time the only one to be seen."
"There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory."
"It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms, one would not part."
"The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace."
"It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused."
"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."
"The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind."
"We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full."
"The only paradise is paradise lost."
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
"Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey."
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