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See how small your are next to the mountains. Accept what is bigger that you and what you do not understand. The world may appear illogical to you, but it does not follow that it is illogical per se. Our life is not the measure of all things: consider sublime places a reminder of human insignificance and frailty.

The Art of Travel
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
There were two types of strong men: those like Uncle Monty and Abe Steinheim, remorseless about their making money, and those like my father, ruthlessly obedient to their idea of fair play.

The Plot Against America
We leave a stain, we leave a trail, we leave our imprint. Impurity, cruelty, abuse, error, excrement, semen - thereís no other way to be here. Nothing to do with disobedience. Nothing to do with grace or salvation or redemption. Itís in everyone. Indwelling. Inherent. Defining. The stain that is there before its mark.

The Human Stain
It seems to be a fact that man, tortured by his demons, avenges himself blindly on his fellow-man.

Letters to Milena
An enlightened man had but one duty - to seek the way to himself, to reach inner certainty, to grope his way forward, no matter where it led.

Demian
The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.

Steppenwolf
Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them.

Demian
We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other's opposite and complement.

Narcissus and Goldmund
All of us are imperfect human beings living in an imperfect world.

Norwegian Wood
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