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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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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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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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Don't belive what others tell you. You belive in what you belive; there is nothing better.

Don't belive what others tell you. You belive in what you belive; there is nothing better.

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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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The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

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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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There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the read more

There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the beloved. The aspiring soul which he embodies is the lover in him. And the transcendental Self which he reveals from within is his Beloved.

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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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