It is always so, when we are unhappy we feel more strongly the unhappiness of others; our feeling is not shattered, but becomes concentrated.
A gamester, as such, is the cool, calculating, essential spirit of concentrated, avaricious selfishness.
Henry Ward Beecher
When you lose the gayborhoods, you lose the political power that comes when you're concentrated in precincts, and you also lose the cultural vitality.
One possessed a thousand and three women (in Spain alone), the other only one. But it is multiplicity that is impoverished, whilethe entire world is concentrated in a single being infinitely possessed. Tristan no longer needs the world--because he loves! While Don Juan, always loved, cannot love in return. Hence his anguish and his frenzied course.
Denis de Rougemont
What is art? Nature concentrated.
Honore de Balzac
At no other time has Nature concentrated such a wealth of valuable nourishment into such a small space as in the cocoa bean.
Alexander von Humboldt