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The Philosopher's Kiss The Philosopher's Kiss by Peter Prange
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“I no longer believe in love," she said bitterly. "When people claim to have lost their heart, it's usually only their wits that have vanished.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“I would advise a stupid woman always to follow her hsuband - however, a smart woman should rely on her own instincts.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“Anything we do to fight misery and ignorance and poverty, no matter how imperfect it may be, is still better than doing nothing at all.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“Politics is the only field in which the character of a person does not stand in the way of his career.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“Books are never harmless...they either strengthen us or they weaken us in our faith. Some of them do this even as they entertain us, others as they teach us. In an invisible way their teaching penetrates into our hearts and souls, to continue its work inside, and we inhale the spirit of these books as healing or poisonous vapors. They can bring the greatest benefits and the greatest ruin, for from their ideas that they spread come the deeds of the future.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“The Encyclopedia--the advance artillery of reason, the armada of philosophy, the siege engine of the enlightenment...”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“Even when we strive for perfection, life is nothing more than an attempt to achieve it through a series of greater or smaller imperfections.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“In order to exert influence over people, there were other things that could be used besides love. Knowledge seemed to be an equally strong force, perhaps even stronger. Whoever possessed knowledge not only had power over the changeable passions of people, but also power over their thinking, over their minds, hearts and souls.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“One is bound to one's wife, but has a bond to one's mistress.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“Whoever possessed knowledge not only had power over the changeable passions of people, but also power over their thinking, over their minds, hearts and souls.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“The striving of humanity for knowledge and truth [can] not be suppressed. The growth of the spirit [is]an essential part of Creation; it was planned like the growth of the body, of the plants and animals and people - every living thing that God had created.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss
“Politics is a matter of leading other people. Admittedly not where they want to go, but where they ought to go.”
Peter Prange, The Philosopher's Kiss