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"Literature that is not the breath of contemporary society, that dares not transmit the pains and fears of that society, that does not warn in time against threatening moral and social dangers -- such literature does not deserve the name of literature; it is only a fatade. Such literature loses the confidence of its own people, and its published works are used as wastepaper instead of being read."

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"Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag."

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"Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness it is after all, all the same the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing."

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"If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"

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"If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?"

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"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions— especially selfish ones."

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"Our envy of others devours us most of all."

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"Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag."

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"Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig."

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"We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life."

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"You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything he's no longer..."

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