Frederik van Eeden -jeugdportret (1860-1932)

the author’s portrait while he was young

Today’s birthday April 3rd 1860 : Dutch psychiatrist and author Frederik van Eeden had a few lovely quotes which seem to be the basis voor his socialistic and idealistic Walden commune (colony) project (next post) which failed

“The sun happens to shine also through small windows”

“True happiness of each depends on the happiness of others”

“One and the same truth can be interpreted by all languages”

“Better to fail 100 times, than to do nothing” 


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