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.
Every civilized human being, whatever his conscious development, is still an archaic man at the deeper levels of his psyche.