Irvin D. Yalom Quotes



Best 8 The Spinoza Problem Quotes by Irvin D. Yalom

The Spinoza Problem Quotes

“Each time a goal is attained, it merely breeds additional needs. Thus more scurrying, more seeking, ad infinitum.”

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“Fame, for example, consists of the opinions of others and requires that we must live our life as others wish.”

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“Home is not a place – it is a state of consciousness.”

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“If a person lives among people with very different beliefs, he can not adapt to them without a fundamental change.”

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“People like those who care about them.”

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“Remember the meaning of 'patient'! It means that we 'should' be patient with the beliefs of others, even if we think they are irrational.”

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“We should cherish things because they are true, not because they are old.”

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“When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master, but lies at the mercy of fortune.”

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“The art of not reading is a very important one. It consists in not taking an interest in whatever may be engaging the attention of the general public at any particular time. When some political or ecclesiastical pamphlet, or novel, or poem is making a great commotion, you should remember that he who writes for fools always finds a large public. A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short.”


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