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...a creature which we call its soul; yet this hatred of change and death is not so deeply seated in the nature of things as are death and change themselves, for the flux is deeper than the ideal. Discipline may attune our higher and more adaptable part to the harsh conditions of being, and the resulting sentiment, being the only one which can be maintained successfully, will express the greatest satisfactions which can be reached, though not the greatest that might be conceived or desired.To be interested in the changing seasons is, in this middling zone, a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.Wisdom discovers these possible accommodations, as circumstances impose them; and education ought to prepare men to accept them.
[Sidenote: He who loves beauty must chasten it.]
It is for want of education and discipline that a man so often insists petulantly on his random tastes, instead of cultivating those which might find some satisfaction in the world and might produce in him some pertinent culture. Untutored self-assertion may even lead him to deny some fact that should have... Santayana, George
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