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he-sought-god-during-days-zechariah-who-instructed-him-in-fear-god-as-long-as-he-sought-lord-god-gave-him-success-2-chronicles-265
and-he-sought-god-in-the-days-of-zechariah-who-had-understanding-in-the-visions-of-god-and-as-long-as-he-sought-the-lord-god-made-him-to-prosper
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness-that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what-at last-I have found. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved. Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer. This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

Bertrand Russell
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What I Have Lived For Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness-that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what-at last-I have found. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved. Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer. This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me.

Bertrand Russell
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memory-at-last-has-what-i-sought-wislawa-szymborska
whatever-fame-came-did-not-because-i-sought-it
what-i-have-sought-is-to-understand-what-has-been-said-ananda-k-coomaraswamy
what-is-sought-can-never-produce-seeking
happiness-is-lost-when-sought-jalal-errazi
reputation-should-be-neither-sought-nor-avoided-laozi
then-the-jews-sought-him-at-the-feast-and-said-where-is-he
therefore-they-sought-again-to-take-him-but-he-escaped-out-of-their-hand
if-anyone-thinks-he-has-no-responsibilities-it-is-because-he-has-not-sought-them-out
for-that-which-is-without-beginning-final-cause-need-not-be-sought-maimonides
save-me-for-i-am-yours-i-have-sought-out-your-precepts-psalm-11994
who-among-us-has-not-sought-peace-in-song-victor-hugo
the-truth-sometimes-not-sought-for-comes-forth-to-light
at-times-redemption-can-only-be-sought-through-isolation-chirag-tulsiani
i-will-walk-about-in-freedom-for-i-have-sought-out-your-precepts-psalm-11945
say-if-there-were-other-gods-with-him-as-they-say-they-would-have-sought-way-to-lord-throne-alisra-42
for-if-that-first-covenant-had-been-faultless-then-should-no-place-have-been-sought-for-the-second
i-sought-advice-cooperation-from-all-those-around-me-but-not-permission-muhammad-ali
but-when-he-was-in-rome-he-sought-me-out-very-diligently-and-found-me
love-sought-is-good-but-given-unsought-is-better-william-shakespeare
if-the-present-world-go-astray-the-cause-is-in-you-in-you-it-is-to-be-sought
for-if-there-had-been-nothing-wrong-with-that-first-covenant-no-place-would-have-been-sought-for-another-hebrews-87
temptations-come-as-general-rule-when-they-are-sought
advice-is-sought-to-confirm-a-position-already-taken
in-ourselves-our-safety-must-be-sought-by-our-own-right-hand-it-must-be-wrought-william-wordsworth
money-and-women-are-the-most-sought-after-and-the-least-known-about-of-any-two-things-we-have
love-sought-is-good-but-given-unsought-is-better
truth-when-not-sought-after-rarely-comes-to-light
and-others-tempting-him-sought-of-him-a-sign-from-heaven
good-friend-whose-counsel-i-always-sought-zell-miller
a-real-treasure-becomes-such-only-after-its-been-desperately-sought-after-richelle-e-goodrich
and-he-said-unto-them-how-is-it-that-ye-sought-me-wist-ye-not-that-i-must-be-about-my-fathers-business
and-he-sought-to-see-jesus-who-he-was-and-could-not-for-the-press-because-he-was-little-of-stature
i-am-seeker-act-seeking-one-who-is-sought-karan-bajaj
and-from-that-time-he-sought-opportunity-to-betray-him
balance-is-not-to-be-sought-by-association-with-others-it-must-exist-within-ones-self-anais-nin
i-have-never-gone-out-fashion-and-do-you-know-why-because-i-never-sought-it-when-you-dont-seek-it-its-always-with-you
riches-are-first-to-be-sought-for-after-wealth-virtue-horace
yet-he-passed-away-and-lo-he-was-not-yea-i-sought-him-but-he-could-not-be-found
before-i-sought-truth-now-i-seek-justice-sophie-jordan
many-men-have-sought-out-happiness-to-find-it-right-in-front-them-rory-ocleary
when-life-is-burdensome-death-has-become-sought-after-refuge-herodotus
the-works-of-the-lord-are-great-sought-out-of-all-them-that-have-pleasure-therein
by-being-natural-sincere-one-often-can-create-revolutions-without-having-sought-them-christian-dior
dreams-can-only-become-reality-when-they-are-sought-after-with-spirit-boldness-ellen-j-barrier
i-have-sought-your-face-with-all-my-heart-be-gracious-to-me-according-to-your-promise-psalm-11958
i-sought-lord-he-answered-me-he-delivered-me-from-all-my-fears-psalm-344
i-remind-you-that-i-have-no-faith-if-i-sought-god-i-find-myself-henry-de-montherlant
enjoyment-innocence-are-most-bashful-things-both-do-not-want-to-be-sought-friedrich-nietzsche