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Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, read more

Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation.

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Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, read more

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.

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Sentimentality-- That's what we call the sentiment we don't share.

Sentimentality-- That's what we call the sentiment we don't share.

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Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.

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Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can read more

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition

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Sentimentality--that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.

Sentimentality--that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.

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Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim

Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim

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People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage read more

People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.

by Graham Greene Found in: Misery Quotes,
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