A Man & Himself


A man can be himself only so long as he is alone. A man’s delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance.

A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations.  

All truth passes through three stages. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.  Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.  As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.

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