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There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.
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This fear is what is the ruin of us all. And some dominate us; they take advantage of our fear and frighten us still more. Mark this: as long as people are afraid, they will rot like the birches in the marsh. We must grow bold; it is time!

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However low he may fall, a man can never deny himself the delight of feeling cleverer, more powerful or even better fed than his companions.

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The more a human creature has tasted of bitter things the more it hungers after the sweet things of life. And we, wrapped round in rags of our virtues, and regarding others through the mist of our self-sufficiency, and persuaded of our universal impeccability, do not understand this.

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Here I've been living along, year after year, forty of them behind me, with a wife and children, and not a soul in the world to talk to. Come moments when I think I just have to pour out my soul to somebody, to say all there is to say, and - no one to say it to! If you tell it to her-the wife, that is - it don't reach her. What's it to her? She's got her children, the house, her cares. She's outside my soul. Your wife's your friend till the first baby comes ... that's how it is. And in general, my wife-well, you can see for yourself-no fun with her-just a lump of flesh, damn it all! Ah, brother, what a heartache!

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Like some wondrous birds out of fairy tales, books sang their songs to me and spoke to me as though communing with one languishing in prison; they sang of the variety and richness of life, of man's audacity in his strivings towards goodness and beauty.

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The pleasure of living carries with it the obligation to die.

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Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.

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There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms. Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.

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All that is called Destiny or Fate is none other than the result of our thoughtlessness and our mistrust of ourselves; we should know that all that is created on earth is created by its sole Master and Laborer
Man.

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Hunger can explain many acts. It can be said that all vile acts are done to satisfy hunger.

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The higher goal a person pursues, the quicker his ability develops, and the more beneficial he will become to the society. I believe for sure that this is also a truth.

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It is quiet and peaceful here, the air is good, there are numerous gardens, and in them nightingales sing and spies lurk under the bushes.

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With his own money a person can live as he likes-a ruble that's your own is dearer than a brother.

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Everywhere, within man and without, there is devastation, instability, chaos, and evidence of some prolonged rout.

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Just think, reader, what will happen to you if the truth of a mad beast overpowers the sane truth of man?

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