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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  Ein Mensch ohne Verstand ist auch ein Mensch ohne Wille—A man without understanding is also a man without will or purpose.  1
  Fantasy is of royal blood; the senses, of noble descent; and reason, of civic (bürgerlichen) origin.  2
  Im Leben ist der Mensch zehn Jahre in Kriege und zehn in der Irre, gleich dem Ulysses—Man, like Ulysses, spends ten years in war and ten in wandering.  3
  In the perishable petals of the flower there resides more spirit and life than in the lumpish granite boulder that has defied the tear and wear of thousands of years.  4
  The good, the new, comes exactly from that quarter whence it is not looked for, and is always something different from what is expected.  5
  Theology is anthropology.  6
  To know life we must detach ourselves from life.  7
  Um das Leben zu erkennen, muss man sich vom Leben absondern—To know life, a man must separate himself from life.  8

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