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Every man who has shown the world the way to beauty, to true culture, has been a rebel, a 'universal' without patriotism, without home, who has found his people everywhere.
Each generation thinks it fights new battles. But the battles are the same. Only the people are different.
Two people who are true friends are like two bodies with one soul
Truth has to be given in riddles. People can't take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.
It's always easier to learn something than to use what you've learned.... You're alone when you're learning. But you always use it on other people. It's different when there are other people involved.
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In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.
February 17, 1929
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