Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.
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- A child learns to discard his ideals, whereas a grown-up never wears out his short pants.
- He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
- Progress, under whose feet the grass mourns and the forest turns into paper from which newspaper plants grow, has subordinated the purpose of life to the means of subsistence and turned us into the nuts and bolts for our tools.
- If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.
- Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.
- The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.