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19. Apr 2014

Dagens citat: W. B. Yeats

On self-improvement:
If you set out to educate yourself you are compelled to have an ideal, a model of what you would be; and if you are not a man of genius, your model will be commonplace and prevent the natural impulses of the mind, its natural reverence, desire, hope, admiration, always half unconscious, almost bodily. That is why a simple round of religious duties, things that escape the intellect, is often so much better than its substitute, self-improvement.
The autobiography of William Butler Yeats (1965, Collier Books, New York), p. 356.