Yet a few hold on and move on, knowing that that fire is not to be betrayed, learning how to give it shape, purpose, and reality. But whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, man seeks a noble vision of man's nature and of life's potential.
There was no boasting in his manner and consciousness, no thought of comparison. His attitude was not: I can do it better than you, but simply: I can do it.
A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack.
Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest moments are personal, self-motivated, not to be touched. The things which are sacred or precious to us are the things we withdraw from promiscuous sharing.
In any hour and issue of your life, you are free to think or to evade that effort.
I mean the one that claims the pig is the symbol of love for humanity--the creature that accepts anything. As a matter of fact, the person who loves everybody and feels at home everywhere is the true hater of mankind. He expects nothing of men, so no form of depravity can outrage him.