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  • #1
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”
    W. Somerset Maugham

  • #2
    Honoré de Balzac
    “Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.”
    Honoré de Balzac

  • #3
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “I had no illusions about you,' he said. 'I knew you were silly and frivolous and empty-headed. But I loved you. I knew that your aims and ideals were vulgar and commonplace. But I loved you. I knew that you were second-rate. But I loved you. It's comic when I think how hard I tried to be amused by the things that amused you and how anxious I was to hide from you that I wasn't ignorant and vulgar and scandal-mongering and stupid. I knew how frightened you were of intelligence and I did everything I could to make you think me as big a fool as the rest of the men you knew. I knew that you'd only married me for convenience. I loved you so much, I didn't care. Most people, as far as I can see, when they're in love with someone and the love isn't returned feel that they have a grievance. They grow angry and bitter. I wasn't like that. I never expected you to love me, I didn't see any reason that you should. I never thought myself very lovable. I was thankful to be allowed to love you and I was enraptured when now and then I thought you were pleased with me or when I noticed in your eyes a gleam of good-humored affection. I tried not to bore you with my love; I knew I couldn't afford to do that and I was always on the lookout for the first sign that you were impatient with my affection. What most husbands expect as a right I was prepared to receive as a favor.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

  • #4
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

  • #5
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

  • #6
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • #7
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “What one man can invent, another can discover.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dancing Men

  • #8
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

  • #9
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “I followed you.'

    I saw no one.'

    That is what you may expect to see when I follow you.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Devil's Foot

  • #10
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • #11
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “There are heroisms all round us waiting to be done.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • #12
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

  • #13
    Blaise Pascal
    “All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
    Blaise Pascal, Pensées

  • #14
    Blaise Pascal
    “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”
    Blaise Pascal, Pensées

  • #15
    Blaise Pascal
    “You always admire what you really don't understand.”
    Blaise Pascal

  • #16
    Blaise Pascal
    “Dull minds are never either intuitive or mathematical.”
    Blaise Pascal, Pensées

  • #17
    Blaise Pascal
    “It is man's natural sickness to believe that he possesses the truth.”
    Blaise Pascal

  • #18
    Blaise Pascal
    “I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.”
    Blaise Pascal

  • #19
    Blaise Pascal
    “Le silence eternel des ces espaces infinis m'effraie - The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.”
    Blaise Pascal, Pensées

  • #20
    Blaise Pascal
    “Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.”
    Blaise Pascal

  • #21
    Blaise Pascal
    “Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.”
    Blaise Pascal, Pensées

  • #22
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #23
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #24
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #25
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #26
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #27
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #28
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #29
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “In truth,there was only one christian and he died on the cross.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #30
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Meaning and morality of One's life come from within oneself. Healthy, strong individuals seek self expansion by experimenting and by living dangerously. Life consists of an infinite number of possibilities and the healthy person explores as many of them as posible. Religions that teach pity, self-contempt, humility, self-restraint and guilt are incorrect. The good life is ever changing, challenging, devoid of regret, intense, creative and risky.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche



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