What is important is that Death had touched me, as people say, with its wing. What is important is that I came to think it a very astonishing thing to be alive, that every day shone for me, an unhoped-for light. Before, thought I, I did not understand I was alive. The thrilling discovery of life was to be mine.
(The Immoralist, 1902)

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It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.

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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

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Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

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