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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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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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People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.

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I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm read more

I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm somebody else.

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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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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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Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.

Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.

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No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to read more

No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.

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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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