„Everything is evil. I mean, everything that is, is wicked; every existing thing is an evil; everything exists for a wicked end. Existence is a wickedness and is ordained for wickedness. Evil is the end, the final purpose, of the universe…The only good is nonbeing; the only really good thing is the thing that is not, things that are not things; all things are bad.“

—  Джакомо Леопарди, книга Zibaldone

19th April 1826.
Zibaldone (1898)

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итальянский романтический поэт, мыслитель-моралист 1798 - 1837

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