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I am moneys medium. It passes through me- taxes, insurance, mortgage, child support, rent, legal fees. All this dignified blundering costs plenty.
Open discussion of many major public questions has for some time now been taboo. We can't open our mouths without being denounced as racists, misogynists, supremacists, imperialists or fascists. As for the media, they stand ready to trash anyone so designated.
Yet everyone grapples, each in his awkward muffled way, with a power, a Jacob's angel, to get a final satisfaction or glory that is withheld.
A person either creates or destroys. There is no neutrality.
Alternatives, and particularly desirable alternatives, grow only on imaginary trees.
To him, perpetual thought of death was a sin. Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
It all goes back to those German existentialists who tell you how good dread is for you, how it saves you from distraction and gives you your freedom and makes you authentic. God is no more. But Death is.
For when will we civilized beings become really serious? said Kierkegaard. Only when we have known hell through and through. Without this, hedonism and frivolity will diffuse hell through all our days.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever ... money, for instance, or war.
Take our politicians: they're a bunch of yo-yos. The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.
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A woman we love rarely satisfies all our needs, and we deceive her with a woman whom we do not love.
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Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.
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Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
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