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But if I might say a word or so about the views one gets from this credo , I should
insist first that the subordination of self to a higher order of being does not mean
the suppression of all or any of one ' s distinctive gifts . We have to use ourselves
LEWIS MUMFORD ETWEEN one ' s conscious philosophy and the faith that one
lives by there is a greater or smaller gap , as the first becomes more deeply
integrated with one ' s nature , and as the second rises to completer expression .
but never with one ' s self . An infinite belief in the possibilities of one ' s self with a
coincidental critical assessment and deroga . tion of one ' s achievements , self -
respect combined with a measure of self - surgery , aristocracy of mind ...
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review