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Generally among intelligent people are found nothing but paralytics and among men of action nothing but fools.
In other people's company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring...
Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves.
When intelligent people pride themselves on not understanding, it is quite natural they should succeed better than fools.
Other people's appetites easily appear excessive when one doesn't share them.
When people felt they had a right to seek out Christ before the torment, and in the fullness of his joy—it was too late; the cross had overcome Christ himself; it was Christ crucified that people continued to see and teach. And thus it is that religion came to plunge the world into gloom.
Nothing is good for everyone, but only relatively to some people.
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