Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice.
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.
The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.
Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor.