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message 1: by Prash (new)

Prash | 13 comments NOT to my contemporaries, not to my compatriots but to
mankind I commit my now completed work in the confidence that it will not be without value for them, even
if this should be late recognised, as is commonly the lot
of what is good. For it cannot have been for the passing
generation, engrossed with the delusion of the moment,
that my mind, almost against my will, has uninterruptedly
stuck to its work through the course of a long life.

preface to the second edition of "the world as will and representation"

message 2: by Vince (new)

Vince | 29 comments Life without pain has no meaning.

message 3: by Prash (new)

Prash | 13 comments It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.

message 4: by Prash (new)

Prash | 13 comments Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.

message 5: by Prash (new)

Prash | 13 comments Spinoza says that if a stone projected through the air had consciousness, it would imagine it was flying of its own will. I add merely that the stone would be right."

message 6: by Héctor (new)

Héctor The word of man is the most durable of all material.


message 7: by Héctor (new)

Héctor Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.


message 8: by Héctor (new)

Héctor The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.


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