Does there, I wonder, exist a..

Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.

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Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Actions
Desire
Dictate
His
Hope
Live
Man
Useless
Wants
Will
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
After
Children
Death
Fame
His
Man
Preserve
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.
Against
Assert
Create
Eternal
Grief
Happiness
He
Injustice
Justice
Man
Must
Protest
Universe
God's most lordly gift to man is decency of mind.
Decency
Gift
God
Man
Mind
Most
The man who does ill must suffer ill.
Does
Ill
Man
Must
Suffer
Who
Only when a man's life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy.
Dare
End
Happy
Him
Life
Man
Only
Pronounce
Prosperity
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Above
Accept
Defects
Exact
Failures
Far
Foretell
Go
Hand
He
Himself
His
How
How Far
If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
About
Dead
Deeds
Disgraceful
Evil
Good
Ill
Man
Never
Only
Profit
Say
Shame
Suffers
Look at the shows that are really successful on Broadway. They're musicals. They're things that a woman will pick out the tickets for, or a man will buy the tickets with a woman in mind. It's a date. It's boyfriend-girlfriend, husband-wife. That's what the theater in New York has become.
Become
Broadway
Buy
Date
Look
Man
Mind
Musicals
New
New York
Out
Pick
Really
Shows
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Art
Detours
First
Great
Heart
His
Images
Man
Nothing
Opened
Presence
Rediscover
Simple
Slow
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
Back
He
His
Idea
Love
Man
Once
Precious
Small
Turns
Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him.
God
Haste
Him
Makes
Man
Too
Whenever
Not all paintings are abstract; they're not all Jackson Pollock. There's value in a photograph of a man alone on a boat at sea, and there is value in painting of a man alone on a boat at sea. In the painting, the painting has more freedom to express an idea, more latitude in being able to elicit certain emotion.
Able
Abstract
Alone
Being
Boat
Certain
Elicit
Emotion
Express
Freedom
Idea
Jackson
Latitude
Man
I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, 'Wow, man.' And I've been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.
Alarm
Beautiful
Been
Case
Clock
Clocks
Collect
Collecting
Flea
Folded
France
Man
Market
Once
If a literary man puts together two words about music, one of them will be wrong.
About
Literary
Man
Music
Puts
Them
Together
Two
Will
Words
Wrong
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Accompanied
Because
Been
Centuries
Check
Claims
Constant
Crime
Death
Death Penalty
Equilibrium
Forces
Has-Been
Hold
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
Between
Bigger
Guarded
Love
Man
Married
Nature
Right
Than
Woman
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Believe
Makes
Man
Oath
Us
What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation.
Does
Imply
Man
Rebel
Refusal
Says
Who
Whose
The man whose authority is recent is always stern.
Always
Authority
Man
Recent
Stern
Whose
The absurd depends as much on man as on the world. For the moment, it is all that links them together.
Absurd
Depends
Links
Man
Moment
Much
Them
Together
World
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
Absolutely
Amount
Any
Assert
Because
Believe
Case
Cut
Evil
Good
He
His
Man
Mind
How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!
Become
Bitter
Hard
How
Man
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
Against
Gods
Man
Mark
Misfortune
Rail
Upright
Wise
Wine is a peep-hole on a man.
Man
Wine
What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
Advice
Concern
Doors
Exists
Give
Man
Mischief
Outside
Within
Woman
The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
Enough
Fill
Happy
Heart
Heights
Imagine
Itself
Man
Must
Struggle
Towards
My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
Always
Believe
Blow
Cheers
Divine
Everything
Evils
Experience
Fair
Fate
Fears
Flood
Force
Friends
It is best for the wise man not to seem wise.
Best
Man
Seem
Wise
Wise Man
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Absurdity
Any
Corner
Face
Feeling
Man
Street
Street Corner
Strike
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
Altar
Defense
Excess
Great
His
Justice
Kicked
Man
Out
Sight
Wealth
Who
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Beast
Ethics
Man
Wild
Wild Beast
Without
World
God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.
God
Hand
Hard
Helping
Helping Hand
Lends
Man
Tries
Who
In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself - limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
Begin
Discovers
Exist
Itself
Limits
Man
Meet
Meeting
Minds
Must
Order
Rebel
Rebellion
Respect
There's three things: there's masculinity, there's intelligence, there's sensitivity. You've got to bring those three things to a leading man's role: masculinity, sensitivity, intelligence. In some people, there's a little too much in the mix of one or the other.
Bring
Got
Intelligence
Leading
Little
Man
Masculinity
Mix
Much
Other
People
Role
Sensitivity
Some
Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children.
Air
Breathe
Children
Clean
Clean Air
Disenfranchised
Even
Every
Every Man
Get
He
Like
Lowest
Man
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
After
Age
Alas
Certain
Certain Age
Every
Every Man
Face
His
Man
Responsible
Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might.
Alike
Another
Destiny
Enslaved
Free
Free Man
Him
Man
Might
Waits
Well
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
Eager
God
Join
Man
Willing
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Between
Except
Happiness
Harmony
He
Leads
Life
Man
Simple
Every man, and for stronger reasons, every artist, wants to be recognized. So do I.
Artist
Every
Every Man
Man
Reasons
Recognized
Stronger
Wants
Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul.
Accept
Any
Conditions
Does
His
Life
Man
Sells
Soul
Who
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Any
Credit
Dressed
Good
He
Man
May
Much
Spirits
Temper
Well
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.
Arts
Love
Love Is
Man
Mankind
Music
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
Approaches
Columns
Confused
Familiar
Forests
Glance
Him
Living
Man
Nature
Observe
Sometimes
Symbols
Temple
To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing.
Great
Great Man
Important
Important Thing
Man
Oneself
Only
Saint
Thing
Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused - in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened - by the recurrence of Christmas.
Associations
Christmas
Feeling
Indeed
Like
Man
Mind
Must
Pleasant
Some
Something
Time
Whose
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. Music is love itself - it is the purest, most ethereal language of passion, showing in a thousand ways all possible changes of color and feeling; and though true in only a single instance, it yet can be understood by thousands of men - who all feel differently.
Arts
Changes
Color
Differently
Feel
Feeling
Instance
Itself
Language
Love
Love Is
Man
Mankind
Men
We are in grave danger of losing forever not just millions of years of evolution on earth, but the eons of change that have produced man and his natural environment.
Change
Danger
Earth
Environment
Evolution
Forever
Grave
His
Just
Losing
Man
Millions
Millions Of Years
Natural
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
Blush
Child
Childish
Distorted
Forth
Gives
Happy
Image
Man
Old
Our
Own
Pride
Send