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«To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.»
Author: Joan Didion
, self respect
«At no previous period has mankind been faced by a half-century which so paradoxically united violence and progress. Its greater and lesser wars and long series of major assassinations have been strangely combined with the liberation of more societies and individuals than ever before in history, and by the transformation of millions of second-class citizens -- women, workers and the members of subject races -- to a stage at which first-rate achievement is no longer inhibited even if opportunities are not yet complete.»
Author: Vera Brittain (Mary)
, class war
, first period
, second class
, second period
«We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy»
«Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.»
«The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.»
«Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life»