We should listen first and foremost to our own experience...We should stop looking for saviors... Society has not existed for thousands of years because it had a succession of saviors. It's existed because it has institutions and processes through which people can realize their own goals.
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The readiness to praise others indicates a desire for excellence and perhaps an ability to realize it.
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However human, envy is certainly not one of the sources of discontent that a free society can eliminate. It is probably one of the essential conditions for the preservation of such a society that we do not countenance envy, not sanction its demands by camouflaging it as social justice, but treat it, in the words of John Stuart Mill, as the most anti-social and evil of all passions.
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No one is truly literate who cannot read his own heart.
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The burning conviction that we have a holy duty towards others is often a way of attaching our drowning selves to a passing raft. What looks like a giving hand is often a holding on for dear life. Take away our holy duties and you leave our lives puny and meaningless. There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless.
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The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.
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...the more original a discovery the more obvious it seems afterwards.
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Our quarrel with the world is an echo of the endless quarrel proceeding within us.
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The craving to change the world is perhaps a reflection of the craving to change ourselves.
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A man without force, is without the essential dignity of humanity. Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him.
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A man's soul is pierced as it were with holes, and as his longings flow through each they are transmuted into something specific.
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Every intense desire is perhaps a desire to be different from what we are.
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Simplicity is the outward sign and symbol of depth of thought.
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The most basic question is not what is best but who shall decide what is best.
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The hatred and cruelty which have their source in selfishness are ineffectual things compared with the venom and ruthlessness born of selflessness.
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There is apparently some connection between dissatisfaction with oneself and proneness to credulity. The urge to escape our real self is also an urge to escape the rational and the obvious. The refusal to see ourselves as we are develops a distaste for facts and cold logic. There is no hope for the frustrated in the actual and the possible. Salvation can come to them only from the miraculous, which seeps through a crack in the iron wall of inexorable reality. They asked to be deceived.
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Our originality shows itself most strikingly not in what we wholly originate but in what we do with that which we borrow from others.
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The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative capacity. When the creative flow dries up, all we have left is our importance.
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Nature attains perfection, but man never does. There is a perfect ant, a perfect bee, but man is perpetually unfinished. He is both an unfinished animal and an unfinished man. It is this incurable unfinishedness which sets man apart from other living things. For, in the attempt to finish himself, man becomes a creator. Moreover, the incurable unfinishedness keeps man perpetually immature, perpetually capable of learning and growing.
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The wise learn from the experience of others, and the creative know how to make a crumb of experience go a long way.
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To the creative individual all experience is seminal- all events are equidistant from new ideas and insights...
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