Category: books

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“Who can reckon up the loss of moral power that arises from the constant impression that nothing is worth doing in itself, but only as a preparation for something else, which in turn is only a getting ready for some genuinely serious end beyond?”

John Dewey, Moral Principles in Education

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“I am not good. I am not virtuous. I am not sympathetic. I am not generous. I am merely and above all a creature of intense passionate feeling. I feel—everything. It is my genius. It burns me like fire.”

Mary MacLane, I Await The Devil’s Coming

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“One must always be ready to change sides with justice, that fugitive from the winning camp.”

Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace

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“The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.”

Bertrand Russell, Mysticism and Logic

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“We spend a good part of our lives dreaming, especially when we’re awake.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Angel’s Game

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“We have had the morality of submission, and the morality of chivalry and generosity; the time is now come for the morality of justice.”

John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women

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“I loved you when you were unfaithful; what would I have done if you were true?”

Jean Racine, Andromaque

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“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

Henry David Thoreau, Journals

…Our existence is but a brief crack of light b…

…Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giv…

Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.