For a young person it is almost a sin—and certainly a danger—to be too much occupied with himself; but for the ageing person it is a duty and a necessity to give serious attention to himself.
A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The great decisions of human life have as a rule far more to do with the instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well-meaning reasonableness.
It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.