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Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal. But we have not yet learned to manage read more

Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal. But we have not yet learned to manage our materialism and carnality properly; they are still entangled with the desire for ownership.

by Edward M. Forster Found in: Appearance Quotes,
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Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.

Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.

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Ideas are fatal to caste.

Ideas are fatal to caste.

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Unless we remember we cannot understand.

Unless we remember we cannot understand.

by Edward M. Forster Found in: Memory Quotes,
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Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people read more

Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.

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The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is read more

The most successful career must show a waste of strength that might have removed mountains, and the most unsuccessful is not that of the man who is taken unprepared, but of him who has prepared and is never taken. On a tragedy of that kind our national morality is duly silent.

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I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it read more

I believe we shall come to care about people less and less. The more people one knows the easier it becomes to replace them. It's one of the curses of London.

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Lord I disbelieve -- help thou my unbelief.

Lord I disbelieve -- help thou my unbelief.

by Edward M. Forster Found in: Negativity Quotes,
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At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.

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