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A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow, and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
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About the same time as my legal studies were thus beginning, I planned out a study of Philosophy and Aesthetics on a large scale as well.
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Again and again while reading Hegel's works I felt carried away with delight at the new world of thought opening out before me.
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Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.
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Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
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Being gifted needs courage.
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Birth was something that came quite unexpectedly, and afterwards there was one child more in the house.
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But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year.
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But my doubt would not be overcome. Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both.
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But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty.
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Children were not at that time debarred from the Royal Theatre, and I had no more ardent wish than to get inside.
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Goethe's life fascinated me for a time to such an extent that I found duplicates of the characters in the book everywhere.
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He who does not understand a joke, he does not understand Danish.
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I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself.
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I became an ardent, but never a specially good, dancer.
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I came into the world two months too soon, I was in such a hurry.
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I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time, scarcely for an hour.
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I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
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I had an exceedingly keen eye for the ridiculous, and easily influenced as I still was, I could not content myself with a smile.
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I hardly ever met little girls except at children's balls, and in my early childhood I did not think further of any of them.
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I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals.
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I was always hearing that I was pale and thin and small.
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I was at home then in the world of figures, but not in that of values.
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I was not afraid of what I did not like. To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
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I was not given to looking at life in a rosy light.
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It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more difficult to please than my mother.
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It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.
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Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior.
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My father, though, could run very much faster. It was impossible to compete with him on the grass. But it was astonishing how slow old people were. Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.
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My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.
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Neither of my parents was in any way associated with the Jewish religion, and neither of them ever went to the Synagogue.
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On the whole, the world was friendly. It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
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Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types.
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School is a foretaste of life.
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Six hours a day I lived under school discipline in active intercourse with people none of whom were known to those at home, and the other hours of the twenty-four I spent at home, or with relatives of the people at home, none of whom were known to anybody at school.
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That a literature in our time is living is shown in that way that it debates problems.
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The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
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The person upon whom the schoolboys' attention centred was, of course, the Headmaster.
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The reverence with which the boys, as youngsters, had looked up to the masters, disappeared with striking rapidity.
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The stream of time sweeps away errors, and leaves the truth for the inheritance of humanity.
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The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest. It was impossible to have boxes enough of them.
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We lived in the country ourselves, for that matter, out in the western suburb, near the Black Horse (as later during the cholera Summer), or along the old King's Road, where there were beautiful large gardens.
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When I was a little boy I did not, of course, trouble much about my appearance.
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