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Reality: Simone Weil

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams. Simone Weil 1909-1943 Gravity and Grace 1952 The image is copyright: sniegirova mariia via … Continue reading

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Placere Placet

These three things are hardest to bear: To lie in bed – and sleep not; To wait for one coming – who cometh not; To try to please – and please not. Arab proverb Placere Placet (It is pleasing to … Continue reading

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Illusion and Reality: Nicolas Chamfort

Pleasure may come of illusion, but happiness can come only of reality Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) The illustration is by LiliGraphie via Shutterstock

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