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Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
recommended for: young adults (as well as to "phony" adults, for self-reflection purposes)
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I enjoyed reading this book. However, I must admit that there were times when I had a hard time going through the next chapter. I put the blame on Holden's storytelling (Holden is the novel's protagonist). What I mean is, there were times when I got ...more
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The Stranger by Albert Camus
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This is a good piece that best outlines Camus' absurdist philosophy. People looking for some existentialist discourse may also find this an interesting read. Nevertheless, being unfamiliar with both philosophies is not a hindrance to appreciating "Th ...more
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
recommended for: children (but if adults would want to read it too, I don't think there would be any problem)
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My second classic (if I remember correctly, my first was "The Odyssey," but sadly, I can't remember the ISBN of THE book 'coz I read it when I was in Grade 3 - or was it 4? Too bad, though, 'coz I really would want to have a copy of that particular b ...more
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The Fall by Albert Camus
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A Happy Death by Albert Camus
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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
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The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
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Death in Midsummer and Other Stories by Yukio Mishima
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Diary of a Teenage Faërie Princess by C.B. Smith
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Mahatma Gandhi
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Plato
“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
Plato

Albert Einstein
“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.”
Albert Einstein

Pearl S. Buck
“When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.”
Pearl S. Buck

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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