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Ayten IV
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Michelle Xie
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I probably just fundamentally disagree with his ideas on a political level but understand and sympathize with his ideas specifically regarding the free expression of art.

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The majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism—are forced, indeed, so to spoil them. They find themselves surrounded by hideous poverty, by hideous ugliness, by hideous starvation. It is inevitable that they should be strongly moved by all this. The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence; and, as I pointed out some time ago in an article on the function of criticism, it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought. Accordingly, with admirable, though misdirected intentions, they very seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of remedying the evils that they see. But their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it. Indeed, their remedies are part of the disease.
Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue.
it is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought.
For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses.

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