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What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939


Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
W. Somerset Maugham
The Summing Up, 1938


Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be.
Mignon McLaughlin
The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages.
Mignon McLaughlin
The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing.
Mignon McLaughlin
The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day.
Albert Camus
The Fall, 1956


In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
Henry Miller
The Books in My Life


Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas à Kempis
Imitation of Christ, 1420


Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Frank Herbert
Dune Chronicles


The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become.
Charles Du Bos
Approximations, 1922


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