Realism

I think it’s one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.
– Angela Carter


It is demonstrated in our days what the power of the psyche is. How important it is to know something about it! But we know nothing about it.
– Carl Jung


Of all the disorders of the soul, envy is the one no one confesses to.
Plutarch


The greatest dangers occur at the moment of victory.
Napoleon Bonaparte


Men are rarely aware of the real reasons which motivate their actions.
Edward L. Bernays


When we feel helpless, we feel miserable.
Robert Greene


There is no good or bad. There are only circumstances.
Honoré de Balzac


Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him; and even this it cannot do long, if the signs of power do not arise.
– Frederick Douglass

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