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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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Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant. - Conceits and Caprices.

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant. - Conceits and Caprices.

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If thou canst walk on water, thou art no better than a straw. If thou canst fly in the air, read more

If thou canst walk on water, thou art no better than a straw. If thou canst fly in the air, thou art no better than a fly. Conquer thy heart that thou mayest become somebody.

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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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God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far read more

God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.

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You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and read more

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.

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I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people.

I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people and you've got dumb people.

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Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back.

Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back.

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No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to read more

No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.

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To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is read more

To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others, as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken, a case among cases, a world among worlds, that the largeness of mind, without which objectivity is self-congratulation and tolerance a sham, comes.

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