Life is paradoxical.

Reality is composed of opposites; and they are related in a way that to assert the one is to assert its opposite as well.

The paradox of having is that the more one has the greater is one’s discontent.

The paradox of pleasure is that self-control is the very first condition of pleasure; the pleasure that is unrestrained kills itself.

The paradox of intimacy is that distance is the first condition of intimacy; the intimacy in which there is no distance turns very soon into resentment or even into hatred.

The paradox of sexual pleasure is that all those factors which create ...


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