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A sense of humour leads you to take pleasure in the discrepancies of human
nature; it leads you to mistrust great professions and look for the unworthy motive
that they conceal; the disparity between appearance and reality diverts you and ...
There is in Victor Hugo's Choses Vues a passage, touching in its unconscious
humour, in which with awe, astonishment and a spark of envy for such wildness,
the sensible little man describes a supper party with an actress. For once in his
... and the end and purpose of life, of the power and limitations of man; and if it
cannot answer the questions that assail him on his journey through this dark and
mysterious world it persuades him to support his ignorance with good humour.
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One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review