I believe... that profit is not always what motivates man; that there are disinterested actions....By disinterested I mean: gratuitous. And that evil acts, what people call evil, can be as gratuitous as good acts.
(The Vatican Cellars, 1914)

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It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.
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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
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Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
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