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The attitude required of him is a detachment from his emotions as impartial and as disinterested as that of the mathematician from his figures. This attitude may seem not only too impossible to attain, but also too frightening, too bleakly abstinent to retain. It would seem that no human creature could deliver himself up to it, or would want to do so.

-- Notebooks Category 24: The Peace within You > Chapter 3: Practise Detachment > # 122

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