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    The ruin of the human heart is self-interest, which the American merchant calls self-service. We have become a self-service populace, and all our specious comforts --the automatic elevator, the escalator, the cafeteria --are depriving us of volition and moral and physical energy.

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To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular read more

To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.

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Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words.

Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words.

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Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.

Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.

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How could I have been anyone other than me?

How could I have been anyone other than me?

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A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable read more

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.

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One must be truthful with oneself about one's own motives, especially if one is to survive in the world. It read more

One must be truthful with oneself about one's own motives, especially if one is to survive in the world. It takes rigor, and it takes courage.

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In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect... and no.

In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect... and no.

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To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be read more

To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it -- this is a hard lesson.

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One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

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