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"Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind." -
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Top 5 quotes from Marcel Proust
"The only paradise is paradise lost."
"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time."
"It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused."
"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."
"I perceived that to express those impressions, to write that essential book, which is the only true one, a great writer does not, in the current meaning of the word, invent it, but, since it exists already in each one of us, interprets it. The duty and the task of a writer are those of an interpreter."
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"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
"Any mental activity is easy if it need not take reality into account."
"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."