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Quotations From MULTATULI [EDUARD DOUWER DEKKER]

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  • 1.
    Perhaps nothing is entirely true, not even this.
    Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).
  • 2.
    Seen from the moon we are all the same size.
    Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 155," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).

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  • 3.
    Immortality without eternity is a rope with only one end.
    Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 157," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).
  • 4.
    There is nothing more poetic than the truth. He who does not see poetry in it will always be a poor versifier outside of it.
    Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 263," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).

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  • 5.
    Two left-handed gloves don't make a pair. Two half-truths don't make a truth.
    Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 2," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).

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  • 6.
    There is only one evil, one crime, one sin: lack of heart.
    Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 450," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).

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  • 7.
    Principles are things which one calls upon to avoid something unpleasant.
    Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 303," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).
  • 8.
    It's unfair of a circle to accuse the angle of being sharp.
    Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 90," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).
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