"I asked for very little from life, and even this little was denied me. A nearby field, a ray of sunlight, a little bit of calm along with a bit of bread, not to feel oppressed by the knowledge that I exist, not to demand anything from others, and not to have others demand anything from me – this was denied me, like the spare change we might deny a beggar not because we're mean-hearted but because we don't feel like unbuttoning our coat." ~ Fernando Pessoa
From my collection of mostly pessimistic quotes.
Some people have been telling me they enjoyed the selection of aphorisms on this blog, so I've decided to make them more prominent and paging-friendly.
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