The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality
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- If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
- The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
- Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place.
- The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture which challenges the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man –his daring and his aspirations. And should we succeed, we should only have stood in the way of that invaluable experience which might have given a meaning to life. What would have happened if Paul had allowed himself to be talked out of his journey to Damascus?
- The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.