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Order and simplification are the first steps toward
by Thomas Mann

Order and simplification are the first steps toward
the mastery of a subject.
- Thomas Mann

If you are possessed by an idea,
you will find it expressed everywhere,
you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

Thoughts come clearly while one walks.
- Thomas Mann

A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own.
- Thomas Mann

 

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler,
German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
- Thomas Mann

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
- Thomas Mann

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The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.
- Thomas Mann

I don't think anyone is thinking long-term now.
- Thomas Mann

Culture and possessions, there is the bourgeoisie for you.
- Thomas Mann

But my deepest and most secret love belongs to the
fair-haired and the blue-eyed,
the bright children of life, the happy,
the charming and the ordinary.
- Thomas Mann

For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the
path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us
and appointing himself as our guide.
- Thomas Mann

For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death
have no sovereignty over his thoughts.
- Thomas Mann

Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained
quite unaltered through the course of hours.
- Thomas Mann

One must die to life in order to be utterly a creator.
- Thomas Mann

For the myth is the foundation of life;
it is the timeless schema,
the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces
its traits out of the unconscious.
- Thomas Mann

The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation
stones for an edifice to be built by future generations,
the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity.
- Thomas Mann

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
- Thomas Mann

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels,
has mental experiences which are at once more intense
and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
- Thomas Mann

For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.
- Thomas Mann

There is something suspicious about music,
gentlemen.
I insist that she is, by her nature,
equivocal.
I shall not be going too far in saying at once that
she is politically suspect.
- Thomas Mann

Has the world ever been changed by anything save the
thought and its magic vehicle the Word?
- Thomas Mann

Solitude gives birth to the original in us,
to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry.
But also, it gives birth to the opposite:
to the perverse,
the illicit, the absurd.
- Thomas Mann

What a wonderful phenomenon it is, carefully considered,
when the human eye, that jewel of organic structures,
concentrates its moist brilliance on another human creature!
- Thomas Mann

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion
of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.
- Thomas Mann

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate,
and she is fate.
- Thomas Mann

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.
- Thomas Mann

I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit,
the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress.
- Thomas Mann

Speech is civilization itself.
- Thomas Mann

What is uttered is finished and done with.
- Thomas Mann

People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals,
needs, and motives.
- Thomas Mann

The writer's joy is the thought that can become emotion,
the emotion that can wholly become a thought.
- Thomas Mann

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.
- Thomas Mann

Disease makes men more physical, it leaves them nothing but body.
- Thomas Mann

Everything is politics.
- Thomas Mann

The task of a writer consists of being able to make
something out of an idea.
- Thomas Mann

A man lives not only his personal life,
as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously,
the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.
- Thomas Mann

I shall need to sleep three weeks on end to get rested from the rest I've had.
- Thomas Mann

One always has the idea of a stupid man as perfectly healthy and ordinary,
and of illness as making one refined and clever and unusual.
- Thomas Mann

Only he who desires is amiable and not he who is satiated.
- Thomas Mann

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
- Thomas Mann

I never can understand how anyone can not smoke it
deprives a man of the best part of life.
With a good cigar in his mouth a man is perfectly safe,
nothing can touch him, literally.
- Thomas Mann

Respectable means rich, and decent means poor.
I should die if I heard my family called decent.
- Thomas Mann

Animals do not admire each other.
A horse does not admire its companion.
- Thomas Mann

We don't love qualities, we love persons;
sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
- Thomas Mann

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult
than it is for other people.
- Thomas Mann

Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.
- Thomas Mann

It could become much worse.
- Thomas Mann

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
- Thomas Mann

Literature...
is the union of suffering with the instinct for form.
- Thomas Mann

Democracy is timelessly human, and timelessness always
implies a certain amount of potential youthfulness.
- Thomas Mann

Psycho-analyses, how disgusting.
- Thomas Mann

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully,
is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression,
a positive triumph.
- Thomas Mann

Time has no divisions to mark its passage,
there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets
to announce the beginning of a new month or year.
Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals
who ring bells and fire off pistols.
- Thomas Mann

An art whose medium is language will always show a
high degree of critical creativeness,
for speech is itself a critique of life:
it names,
it characterizes, it passes judgment,
in that it creates.
- Thomas Mann

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality,
the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory.
Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive,
just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
- Thomas Mann

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

In all chaos there is a cosmos,
in all disorder a secret order.
- Carl Jung

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

Most unhappiness comes from resisting life.
Occasionally, you have such a strong commitment
to changing the world order that it is worth
struggling against the flow of life.
But don't live your life as if each minor happening
were a matter of life and death.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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