Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.

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The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

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Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.

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No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.

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One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness

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