We prefer to go deformed and distorted all our lives rather than not resemble the portrait of ourselves which we ourselves have first drawn. It’s absurd. We run the risk of warping what’s best in us

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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.
Andre Gide (The Fruits of the Earth, 1897)
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
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