"In order that the mind may not be taxed, moreover, by the manifold and confused reading of so many such things, and in order to prevent the escape of something valuable that we have read, heard, or discovered through the process of thinking itself, it will be found very useful to entrust to notebooks ... those things which seem noteworthy and striking."

[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]

Bho daridriya namastubyam siddhoham tvatprasadhatah. Pasyamyaham jagat sarvam na mam pasyati kascana. Hail, O poverty, to you! I can see the whole world, but not a soul sees me.

[Poverty: , Sanskrit verse]

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Sansare kebal kaminikancan cinta. In worldly life one thinks only of woman and gold.

[Worldly life: Sri Ramkrishna, Kathamrita]

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Ironie ist eine permanente Parekbase.

[Irony: F.W. Schlegel, Athenaeum]

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La paresse est un scepticisme physiologique, le doute de la chair.

[Idleness: E.M. Cioran, Precis de composition]

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Today has that special, lapidary Todayness that the sunlight reproduces Faithfully in casting twig-shadows on blithe Sidewalks.

[The quotidian: John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror]

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Jahi satrum mahabaho kamarupam durasadam O great-armed one, slay the enemy that is desire!

[Desire: , Bhagavadgita]

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