MORE IDEAS FROM THEBOOK
Women are the chief stumbling block in a man's career. It is difficult to be in love with a women and do anything. There is only one way of loving in comfort and without hindrance-marriage.
The word 'people' is so vague. District office clerks, school teachers, and one peasant out of thousand perhaps. The rest of the eighty million people, not only don't express their will, but haven't the faintess idea what it is to express their will about. What right do we then to say that it is the will of the people.
In an infinity of time, in an infinity of matter, and an infinity of space a bubble-organism emerges which will exist for a little time and then burst, and that bubble am I.
You can save a person who does not wish to perish. But if a person's whole nature is so corrupt and depraved that ruin seems salvation to her, what is one to do?
Without the knowledge of what I am and why I am here it is impossible to live.
If goodness has a cause it is no longer goodness; if it has consequences, a reward, it is no longer goodness either.
Alexander the Great learned to read and write by studying Homer's Iliad. Thanks to his teacher, the philosopher Aristotle, he had done so with unusual intensity. When Alexander embarked on his conquests, a copy of the Iliad accompanied him.
Homer's Iliad helped to shape an entire society and its ethics. The story revealed the kind of effect moral choices could have on the general public.
Beyond the love and romance, the novels of Jane Austen has a layer of steel and resilience that may inspire us in uncertain times.
Jane Austen's own life was a lesson of perseverance: She published six novels in seven years and died at the age of 41. When she was 25, her rector father retired. Austen, her parents and her sister spent the next eight years travelling between small properties in Bath, relatives' homes and seaside resorts. Much of this life is reflected in her heroines.
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