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I was ready to love the whole world, but no one understood me, and I learned to hate.
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Afraid of decision, I buried my finer feelings in the depths of my heart and they died there.

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My love had grown one with my soul; it became darker, but did not go out

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Tell me," she finally whispered, "is it fun for you to torture me? ... I should really hate you. Ever since we have known each other, you have given me nothing but suffering ... " Her voice trembled, she leaned toward me, and lowered her head onto my breast.
"Perhaps," I thought, "this is exactly why you loved me: joys are forgotten, but sadness, never ...

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We survive on novelty, so much less demanding than commitment.

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Oh vanity! You are the lever with which Archimedes wanted to raise the earthly globe!

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Do you know, Princess," said I with a shade of annoyance, "that one should never spurn a repentant sinner, for out of sheer desperation he may become twice as sinful ...

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If people would only reason a little more they would be convinced that life is not worth taking such a deal of trouble about.

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That disillusionment, moreover, like all other vogues, having had its beginning in the higher strata of society, had descended to the lower, where it was being worn threadbare, and that, now, those who were really and truly bored strove to conceal their misfortune as if it were a vice.

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She respects him as a father! And she will cheat on him like a husband!

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And I, as I lived, in an alien landWill die a slave and an orphan.

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What is this eternity to me without you?What is the infinity of my domains?Empty ringing words,A spacious temple - without a divinity!

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It is sad to see a young man's fondest hopes and dreams shattered when the rose-colured veil is plucked away and he sees the actions and feelings of men for what they are. But he still has the hope of replacing his old illusions with others, just as fleeting, but also just as sweet.

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In people's eyes I readPages of malice and sin.

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