Just finished these essays. Excellent quotes.

“Teach a man to live rather than to avoid death: life is not breath, but action, the use of our senses, our mind, our faculties, every part of ourselves which makes us conscious of our being. Life consists less in length of days than in the keen sense of living. A man may be buried at a hundred and may never have lived at all. He would have fared better had he died young.”
– Rousseau, Emile

“We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love”
-Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

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