“There would be far less suffering amongst mankind, if men -- and God knows why they are so fashioned -- did not employ their imaginations so assiduously in recalling the memory of past sorrow, instead of bearing their present lot with equanimity.”
“You are certainly wrong to compare suicide ... with great accomplishments, since it cannot be considered as anything but a weakness. After all, it is easier to die than to endure a harrowing life with fortitude.”
“All extraordinary men, who have accomplished great and astonishing actions, have ever been decried by the world as drunken or insane.”
“Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness.”
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