Quotes from Proust XXIII: Attachment to an object always brings death to its possessor.

The frivolity of an age, when ten centuries have passed over it, is matter for the gravest erudition,

Attachment to an object always brings death to its possessor.

The snobbery of the gutter may be understood as easily as snobbery of the other kind.

For it is wrong to suppose that the scale of our fears corresponds to that of the dangers by which they are inspired. A man may be afraid of not sleeping and not in the least afraid of a serious duel, afraid of a rat and not of a lion.

That greatest of all vices, the lack of will-power which prevents a man from resisting any vice in particular.

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