Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.
Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
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