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I have never, except by an effort of will, wished that the passing moment might
linger so that I could get more enjoyment from it, for even when it has brought me
something I had immensely looked forward to, my imagination in the very
I had won a great notoriety and perhaps even a passing fame. I might have been
satisfied. But there was one thing more I wanted to achieve and this it seemed to
me I could not hope to reach in the drama. Perfection. I looked not at my own ...
It is liberated from the trammels of human egoism; free at last, the soul delights in
the passing moment, but does not bid it stay. It has completed the pattern. Goethe
asked for survival after death so that he might realize those sides of himself ...
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One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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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