People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life — to learn something is a joy to me.
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- A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
- Family… the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children.
- Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy.
- Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real horror vacuum.
- Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
- I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.