Book Note: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #21

The trained man is reduced to not allowing his reality to depart from the moment: his direct mode is the sign of a given near-relation. 

Book Note: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #8

For one loves and turns his gaze toward ward total possession, identity, and the other is touched and overconscientious about what he thinks he possesses-in order that 

Book Note: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #6

for the world is nothing but my world, and if I possess it I have myself.  

Book Note: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #5

The rhetoric of science is the affirmation of this work, which is nothing but referring to the deficiency of things as if it were sufficient to the demand of persuasion.  

Book Note: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #1

And if men do not want to understand him, he must not say, "They're blind, I've given everything already"-he has given nothing until he has given the proximity of distant things such that even the blind should see them.