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... a picture he does not care for? There is no more merit in having read a
thousand books than in having ploughed a thousand fields. There is no more
merit in being able to attach a correct description to a picture than in being able to
find out ...
It can never be more than a partial one, but if he is fortunate he will succeed in
the end in doing something else; he will draw a complete picture of himself. At all
events to think thus is a consolation when you cast your eye over the publishers'
Having to fit themselves, in the course of evolution, to a constantly changing
environment, they have made a picture from fragments that they took here and
there because they suited their purposes. This is the world of phenomena that
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review