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The quietude on this planet grows less and less; the noise and turmoil more and more. The need of this inner life becomes greater but the possibility of realizing it becomes smaller. Yet the problem is not a new one; only a recurring one. Two thousand five hundred years ago the gentle old dreamer Lao Tzu wrote of it.

-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 407

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