Quotation by W.H. Auden

It is ... axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet. Dag Hammarskjöld, in Markings, foreword (1964).
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