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It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn back? It is up to you.
 

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
 

It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
 

It is inevitable, that eventually the people will demand absolute security from the state... And absolute security is absolute slavery.
 

It is not always wise to appear singular.
 

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
[Learning]
 

Men who retain irony are not to be trusted. They can't always resist an impulse to tickle themselves.
 

Money? I lost all taste for it.
 

My childhood was appalling.
 

My dreams are all follies.
 

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
 

My literary success meant nothing to me.
 

My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer.
 

No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men, but that does not enrage me.
 

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
 

One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4, that he had been born and had lived in India.
 

One, if one is sensible, blames government, not the servers of government, not those entangled in their governments.
 

People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite.
 

Surely there is enough space in all the world for all.
 

Tel Aviv appeals to me.
 


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