Candide and Other Writings (1)

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    Sir John Vanbrugh's epitaph: the earth is invoked to lie heavy on him, who, when living, had laid such heavy loads upon it.

The Prince (1)

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    But, above all, he must abstain from the property of others. For men will sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony. Ouch!!!

Humanist Educational Treatises (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) (4)

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    Aristotle, indeed, being concerned with the active, civic life, believed one should not over-indulge in the liberal arts nor linger over them in pursuit of perfection. For someone who dedicates him...
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    The rest of the arts are called liberal because they befit free men, but philosophy is liberal because its study makes men free.
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    ...to read and write all the time: for moderns to understand things ancient; for present generations to converse with their posterity; and thus to make every time our own, both past and future?
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    Just as profit and pleasure are laid down as ends for illberal intellects, so virtue and glory are goals for the noble. 博雅教育之目的。

The Closing of the American Mind (4)

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    Rock music provides premature ecstasy and, in this respect, is like the drugs with which it is allied. It artificially induces the exaltation naturally attached to the completion of the greatest en...
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    Civilization or, to say the same thing, education is the taming or domestication of the soul's raw passions—not suppressing or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy—but formin...
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    Indignation is the soul's defense against the wound of doubt about its own; it reorders the cosmos to support the justice of its cause. It justifies putting Socrates to death.
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    …they had learned to doubt beliefs even before they believed in anything…So I proposed a division of labor in which I would help to grow the flowers in the field and he could mow them down.

风沙星辰 (2)

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    至于你,拯救我们的利比亚贝都因人,你永远也不会从我的记忆中被抹去。我从来不记得你的脸孔。因为你的脸,对我来说是全人类的脸。你从来没有揭下我们的面具,就已经认出了我们。你是仁爱的兄弟,在所有的人群中...
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    他是自由的,自由得让他感觉不到自己在地球上的重量。他缺少那份羁绊人活动的人际关系的重负,他需要眼泪、告别、责备、欢乐,所有那些当一个人做出一个动作时需要抚摸或撕裂的对象,那些把他和他人维系在一起并...
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