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July 10, 2006

TT: Almanac

"Like the lover, the friend expects no reward for his feelings. He does not wish the performance of any duty in return, he does not view the person he has chosen as his friend with any illusion, he sees his faults and accepts him with all their consequences. Such is the ideal. And without such an ideal, would there be any point to life?"

Sándor Márai, Embers (trans. Carol Brown Janeway)

Posted July 10, 2006 12:00 PM

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