"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."
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"Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it."
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"I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking."
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"An active life serves the purpose of giving man the opportunity to realize values in creative work, while a passive life of enjoyment affords him the opportunity to obtain fulfillment in experiencing beauty, art or nature. But there is also purpose in that life which is almost barren of both creation and enjoyment and which admits of but one possibility of high moral behavior: namely, in man’s attitude to his existence, an existence restricted by external forces. A creative life and a life of enjoyment are banned to him. But not only creativeness and enjoyment are meaningful. If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death human life cannot be complete."
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"Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf."
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