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“Happiness, then, is found to be something perfect and self-sufficient, being the end to which our actions are directed.”

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

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“There are insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life’s most splendid moment is accompanied by death.”

Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

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“Truth is contrary to our nature, not so error, and this for a very simple reason; truth demands that we should recognize ourselves as limited, error flatters us that, in one way or another, we are unlimited.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Maxims and Reflections

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“Listen deep down: most life happens on scales a million times smaller than ours.”

Richard Powers, Orfeo (via quotespile)

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“In man there is a deep so profound it is hidden even to him in whom it is.”

Augustine, Expositions on the Psalms

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“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

Confucius, Analects

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“The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold… The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor creates a war between princes.”

Michel de Montaigne, Essais

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“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”

Bertrand Russell, What I Believe

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“There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.”

George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

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“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

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