Some hard smokers are great workers, as we all know; but few who have watched the effect of nicotization on will and character would deny that it handicaps a man, and often pretty heavily, in the race for distinction. It encourages revery,--the contemplation of the possible, which is a charming but unwholesome substitute for the performance of the duty next at hand.
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Source Notes: "The Human Body and Its Management," Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881 (1891).
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