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Primo Levi

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Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are…the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions.

— Primo Levi


I am constantly amazed by man's inhumanity to man.

— Primo Levi

#mankind #mankind

Man is a centaur, a tangle of flesh and mind, divine inspiration and dust.

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Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who stop to consider the antithesis; that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable.

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#holocaust #inspirational #survival #equality

Today, I think that if for no other reason than that an Auschwitz existed, no one in our age should speak of Providence.

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#shoah #age

Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.

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#anyone #experiences #explosive #gossip #nature

The aims of life are the best defense against death.

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#aims #best #death #defense #life

I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.

— Primo Levi

#beautiful #exchange #house #i #inside

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His books were translated into many other languages. Many children were taken to the camps and almost all died. In Gambetta's view documents and testimony indicate immediate and ongoing plans at the time of his death.

Primo Michele Levi (Italian: [ˈpriːmo ˈlɛːvi]; 31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of two novels and several collections of short stories essays and poems.

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