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Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet

.And about feelings: all feelings are pure which gather you and lift you up; a feeling is impure which takes hold of only one side of your being and so distorts you. 62 more words

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet

It is perhaps no use now to reply to your actual words; for what I could say about your disposition to doubt or about your inability to bring your outer and inner life into harmony, or about anything else that oppresses you-: it is always what I have said before: always the wish that you might be able to find patience enough in yourself to endure, and single-heartedness   enough to believe; that you might win increasing trust in what is difficult, and in your solitude among other people. 17 more words

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Rainer Maria Rilke from: Letters to a Young Poet

Rainer Maria Rilke wrote in Letters to a Young Poet

“The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his or her solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. 243 more words

Reflections About Love

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet

And if I may say one thing more to you, it is this: do not think that the man who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words which sometimes do you good. 24 more words

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I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.

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Quote Of The Day

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet

Do not observe yourself too closely. Do not draw too rapid conclusions from what happens to you; let it simply happen to you. 153 more words

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Why do you want to persecute yourself?

“Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? 103 more words