Youth is an unpleasant period; for then it is not possible or not prudent to be productive in any sense whatsoever.
Our loathing of dirt may be so great as to prevent our cleaning ourselves—"justifying" ourselves.
Active, successful natures act, not according to the maxim, 'know thyself,' but as if prompted by the commandment: will a self, and so become a self.
But one thing is the thought, another thing is the deed, and another thing is the idea of the deed. The wheel of causality doth not roll between them.
I fear you close by; I love you far away.
The rest is abortion and not-yet-science: which is to say metaphysics, theology, psychology, epistemology.