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Quotes of the Day for 6 June 2002 – Thomas Mann

The German novelist Thomas Mann was born at Lübeck, Germany on this day in 1875. I tried to read a couple of his books on several occasions; I prefer him in shorter pieces like these.

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The quotes:

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.

I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it.

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.

We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.

Disease makes men more physical; it leaves them with nothing but body.

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