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Bumi Manusia

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Painting is literature in colors. Literature is painting in language.”

“The fracture of pencil still useful, but the fracture of soul, we couldn't use it, Mister.”

“Pity is the feeling of well-intentioned people who are unable to act.”

“Life can give everything to whoever tries to understand and is willing to receive new knowledge.”

“You must first of all think justly. Don’t sit in judgment over others when you don’t know the truth of the matter.”

“There is no love that appears suddenly out of the blue, because love is a child of culture, not a stone dropped from heaven.”

“It is proper for people to have friends, friendships without self-interest. Without friends, life is too lonely.”

“Do not underestimate the human being, who sometimes appears so simple. Even with sight as sharp as an eagle, a mind as sharp as a razor, senses more powerful than gods, hearing that can catch the music and the lamentations of life, your knowledge of humanity will never be total.”

“...pity is the feeling of well-intentioned people who are unable to act...It is those who are able to carry out their good intentions who deserve praise.”

“At the beginning of all growth, everything imitates. All of us, when we were children, also only imitated. But children grow up and begin their own development.”

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Book Keywords:

knowledge, friendship, imitation, child-development, love, judgment, truth, good-intentions, pity, friends

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