"Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be."
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"Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else."
"Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts."
"An unemployed existence is a worse negation of life than death itself."
"We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving."
"For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great."
"Stupefaction, when it persists, becomes stupidity."
"Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified."
"Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority."
"An idea is a putting truth in check-mate."
"To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat."
"Civilization is nothing more than the effort to reduce the use of force to the last resort."
"Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do."
"I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself."
"Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt."
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