For many years, and I can say it truthfully, I never rested. I neither thought nor reflected. I had no pleasure, even though I pursued it fiercely during the brief respite of vacations. Through many feverish years I did not work: I merely produced.

Adventures in Contentment
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I will be as broad as the earth. I will not be limited.

Adventures in Contentment

From the moment, as a boy of seventeen, I first began to pay my own way, my days were ordered by an inscrutable power which drove me hourly to my task. I was rarely allowed to look up or down, but always forward, toward that vague Success which we Americans love to glorify.

Adventures in Contentment

Commandment Number One of any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different.