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Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repay ...
She atoned for want of devotion to God, by devotion to man. She had a woman's natural tendency towards asceticism, self-extinction ...
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
Darwin was, like Copernicus, a one-idea man. Each had his "nuclear inspiration" early in life, and spent the rest of his life work ...
Unconditional love also includes--the ardent desire to be abused: at that point it is a defiance directed against itself, and out ...
I am looking over Self Control again, & my opinion is
confirmed of its being an excellently-meant, elegantly-written
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To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discr ...
Most of our platitudes notwithstanding, self-deception remains the most difficult deception. The tricks that work on others count ...
The glance is natural magic. The mysterious communication established across a house between two entire strangers, moves all the s ...
So all that is said of the wise man by Stoic or Oriental or modern essayist, describes to each reader his own idea, describes his ...
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