Great Throughts Treasury

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Emmanuel Lévinas , originally Emanuelis Lévinas

It is as though subjective life in the form of consciousness consisted in being itself losing itself and finding itself again so as to possess itself by showing itself, proposing itself as a theme, exposing itself in truth.

Existence | Freedom | Pain | Phenomena | Solitude | Sorrow | Work |

Emmanuel Lévinas , originally Emanuelis Lévinas

The moral consciousness can sustain the mocking gaze of the political man only if the certitude of peace dominates the evidence of war. Such a certitude is not obtained by a simple play of antitheses. The peace of empires issued from war rests on war. It does not restore to the alienated beings their lost identity. For that a primordial and original relation with being is needed.

Beginning | Existence | Experience | Freedom | Knowledge | Light | Object | Pain | Phenomena | Reason | Sense | Solitude | Sorrow | Space | Suppression | Truth | Work |

Ernest Hemingway, fully Ernest Miller Hemingway

Have faith in the Yankees my son. Think of the great DiMaggio.

Happy | Lying | People | Sorrow | Happiness |

Ernest Hemingway, fully Ernest Miller Hemingway

I have noticed that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have a tendency to seek one another's company and aid in consultation. A doctor who cannot take out your appendix properly will recommend you to a doctor who will be unable to remove your tonsils with success.

Behavior | Day | Determination | Enough | Good | Kill | Man | Nothing | Sorrow | Understand |

Ernest Hemingway, fully Ernest Miller Hemingway

There is seven-eighths of it under water for every part that shows. Anything you know you can eliminate and it only strengthens your iceberg. It is the part that doesn't show. If a writer omits something because he does not know it then there is a hole in the story.

Better | Day | Nothing | Progress | Sorrow | Will | Writing |

Eudora Welty

The first act of insight is throw away the labels. In fiction, while we do not necessarily write about ourselves, we write out of ourselves, using ourselves; what we learn from, what we are sensitive to, what we feel strongly about--these become our characters and go to make our plots. Characters in fiction are conceived from within, and they have, accordingly, their own interior life; they are individuals every time.

Sorrow |

Euripedes NULL

Alas!-but why Alas? It is the lot of mortality we experience.

Justice | Law | Sorrow | Vengeance | Will |

Ezer Weizman

Give it a kick at the right place and it'll work.

Comfort | Pain | Sorrow | Will |

Felix Adler

The family is the school of duties... founded on love.

Achievement | Eternal | Life | Life | Power | Regard | Sorrow | Strength | Unity | Weakness | Understand |

H. L. Mencken, fully Henry Louis Mencken

Every man is thoroughly happy twice in his life: just after he has met his first love, and just after he has left his last one.

Sorrow |