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Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
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How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
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Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
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We are what we believe we are.
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It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
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Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
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Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
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The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
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Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
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A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
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