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Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.

    Topics: Life

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.

    Topics: Life

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

    Topics: Love, Knowledge

The things that we love tell us what we are.

    Topics: Love

For loving draws us more to things than knowing does, since good is found by going to the thing, whereas the true is found when the thing comes to us.

    Topics: Love

To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.

    Topics: Patience

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.

    Topics: Philosophy

It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.

    Topics: Prayer

A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.

    Topics: Reasoning, Choices, Freedom

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.

    Topics: Reasoning

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

    Topics: Reasoning

Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.

    Topics: Reasoning, Men

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