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... soul is a secret garden into which the elect may penetrate only after
overcoming a number of perilous obstacles. But this kind of obscurity is not only
pretentious; it is shortsighted. For time plays it an odd trick. If the sense is meagre
... the profit of one's soul and there is no pleasanter way of idling away an hour or
V two than reading a volume of criticism. It is [y 1 J THE SUMMING UP xxvi. ...
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