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Different Generations (21)

Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, it beauties and ugliness; accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up p...
Steppenwolf

Mankind Evolution (22)

We who bore the mark might well be considered by the rest of the world as strange, even as insane and dangerous. We had awoken, or were awakening, and we were striving for an ever perfect state of wa...
Demian

The Planet of Inexperience (23)

We are born one time only, we can never start a new life equipped with the experience we've gained from the previous one. We leave childhood without knowing what youth is, we marry without knowing wh...
The Art of the Novel

Everything Returns to Chaos (24)

There are people like Senhor Josť everywhere, who fill their time, or what they believe to be their spare time, by collecting stamps, coins, medals, vases, postcards, matchboxes, books, clocks, sport...
All the Names

Experience of the World Teaches Us to Appreciate rather than to Depreciate (25)

As he advances every day in his practical knowledge of life, a man loses some of that severity which makes it difficult for young people, always looking for perfection, and expecting to find it, and ...
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