We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
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- I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most interesting and important thing about you is the way in which it determines the perspective in your several worlds.
- Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.
- There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.
- A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
- Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
- The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly. What can be more base and unworthy than the pining, puling, mumping mood, no matter by what outward ills it may have been engendered? What is more injurious to others? What less helpful as a way out of the difficulty? It but fastens and perpetuates the trouble which occasioned it, and increases the total evil of the situation. At all costs, then, we ought to reduce the sway of that mood; we ought to scout it in ourselves and others, and never show it tolerance.