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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. (1844–1900)
 
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      I teach you the Overman. Man is something which shall be surpassed.
          Thus Spake Zarathustra.
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      The good generally displeases us when it is beyond our ken.
          Maxims.
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      Everyone who enjoys thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed.—Herein lies the difference between them that create and them that enjoy.
          Maxims.
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      He that prefers the beautiful to the useful in life will, undoubtedly, like children who prefer sweetmeats to bread, destroy his digestion and acquire a very fretful outlook on the world.
          Maxims.
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      On the heights it is warmer than people in the valleys suppose, especially in winter. The thinker recognizes the full import of this simile.
          Maxims.
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      In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain. Either you already reach a higher point today, or you exercise your strength in order to be able to climb higher tomorrow.
          Maxims.
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      The value of many men and books rests solely on their faculty for compelling all to speak out the most hidden and intimate things.
          Maxims.
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      Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality.
          Maxims.
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        Many a man fails to become a thinker for the sole reason that his memory is too good.
          Maxims.
 
Maurice Maeterlinck. (1862–1949)
 
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      The future is a world limited by ourselves; in it we discover only what concerns us and, sometimes, by chance, what interests those whom we love the most.
          Joyzelle. Act i.
 

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