Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis Quotes

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Insanity is a matter of degree.
— Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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There is only one genuine misfortune: not to be born.
— Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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A life without fighting is a dead sea in the universal organism.
— Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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Absolute truth is incompatible with an advanced state of society.
— Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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Do not feel badly if your kindness is rewarded with ingratitude; it is better to fall from your dream clouds than from a third-story window.
— Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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