The Mysterious Stranger: And Other Stories

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Harper & Brothers, 1922 - 324 páginas
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Página 139 - Strange! that you should not have suspected years ago — centuries, ages, eons, ago! — for you have existed, companionless, through all the eternities. Strange, indeed, that you should not have suspected that your universe and its contents were only dreams, visions, fiction ! Strange, because they are so frankly and hysterically insane — like all dreams...
Página 130 - Are you so unobservant as not to have found out that sanity and happiness are an impossible combination? No sane man can be happy, for to him life is real, and he sees what a fearful thing it is. Only the mad can be happy, and not many of those.
Página 276 - We long to hear Thy voice, To see Thee face to face, To share Thy crown and glory then, As now we share thy grace.
Página 143 - ' Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.
Página 111 - In five or six thousand years five or six high civilizations have risen, flourished, commanded the wonder of the world, then faded out and disappeared; and not one of them except the latest ever invented any sweeping and adequate way to kill people. They all did their best — to kill being the chiefest ambition of the human race...
Página 139 - ... body; who mouths justice and invented hell — mouths mercy and invented hell — mouths Golden Rules, and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites...
Página 111 - Two or three centuries from now it will be recognized that all the competent killers are Christians; then / the pagan world will go to school to the Christian — not to* acquire his religion, but his guns.
Página 132 - For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon — laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution — -these can lift at a colossal humbug — push it a little — weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

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