Nobility of Character.-What then makes a person " noble " ? Certainly not that he makes sacrifices . even the frantic libertine makes sacrifices. Certainly not that he generally follows his passions. there are contemptible passions. Certainly not that he does something for others, and without selfishness.
That which intoxicates, the sensually ecstatic, the sudden surprise, the urge to be profoundly stirred at any price -- dreadful tendencies!
Wouldn't thinking have put over on us the biggest hoax yet?
What is the truth, but a lie agreed upon.
To be sure, the belief that these ideas, the accompanying occurrences in the consciousness, were causes is also brought up by the memory. Thus there arises an habituation to a certain causal interpretation which in truth obstructs and even prohibits an investigation of the cause.
Your only problem, perhaps, is that you scream without letting yourself cry.