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Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.Mark Twain
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I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English―it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them―then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice.Mark Twain
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Don't wake up a woman in love. Let her dream, so that she does not weep when she returns to her bitter realityMark Twain
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Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
Fear and Trembling
by Søren Kierkegaard
read in August, 2011
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I haven't read a lot of philosophy, so it took me a while to get caught up on the discussion. Kierkegaard constantly refers to Kant and sometimes agrees, sometimes refustes what he says. So to really enter the conversation, you have to get to know Ka...more
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The Problem of Human Life by Rudolf Christoph Eucken
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Key Writings by Henri Bergson
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An Introduction to Metaphysics by Henri Bergson
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Matter and Memory by Henri Bergson
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To Urania by Joseph Brodsky
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Less Than One by Joseph Brodsky
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Arthur Schopenhauer
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Theodore Roosevelt
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Anaïs Nin
“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.”
Anaïs Nin

Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Mark Twain

Confucius
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
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